We investigate suspected breaches of the Yarra Planning Scheme. If we are alerted to a breach, we will seek compliance from the property owner in a conciliatory manner. However, if negotiations aren’t successful, we may use the Planning and Environment Act 1987 to take appropriate enforcement action.
What is a breach?
- Building works conducted without a planning permit, such as house extensions or demolitions.
- Building works that are inconsistent with the planning permit or endorsed plans.
- Illegal use of a property or changing the way the land is used without planning approval (if approval is required).
- Changing heritage overlay without approval.
Examples that are not breaches of the planning scheme:
- Changes that do not require a planning permit
- Noise coming from a public space
- Public noise nuisance