Amendment C145 - Planning Certificates


Amendment C145 seeks to amend the Ballarat Planning Scheme in order to make the Minister for Planning (via Lands Victoria) the Responsible Authority for the issuing of planning certificates rather than having the Certificate issued by the City of Ballarat. The cost of obtaining a planning certificate is a prescribed fee detailed in the Planning and Environment Act 1987. Planningcertificates are provided on the same day when ordered through LANDATA, (delivered, either via fax or email) providing an efficient service to customers.

Council has sought authorisation from the Minister for Planning to prepare a planning scheme amendment in accordance with the provisions of section 20 (4) of the Planning and Environment Act 1987, which allows for an amendment without a formal exhibition process.