Issuing of planning permits for residential, commercial, industrial and rural related development, including subdivision, housing and new business. Talk to Statutory Planning before starting any works.
Visit the Planning Counter Monday - Friday 12.15 - 4pm.
Call 5320 5107 to make an appointment.
Statutory Planning issues planning permits for residential, commercial, industrial and rural related development, including subdivision, housing and new business. Talk to Statutory Planning before starting any works.
The new VicSmart planning provisions were introduced into the Victoria Planning Provisions and all planning schemes on 19 September 2014 by Amendment VC114. Learn more...
VicSmart is a streamlined assessment process for straightforward planning permit applications. Classes of application are identified in the planning scheme as being VicSmart and have specified requirements for information, assessment processes and decision guidelines.
Key features of VicSmart include:
A 10 day permit process
Applications are not advertised
Information to be submitted with an application and what council can consider is pre-set
The Chief Executive Officer of the council or delegate decides the application.
The Victoria Planning Provisions and all planning schemes have been amended to set out the VicSmart planning assessment process and the classes of application:
Clause 90 introduces the new section for the VicSmart process and classes of application
Clause 91 specifies the new process for assessing VicSmart applications
Clause 92 specifies the classes of application that are State VicSmart classes of application
Clause 93 specifies the information requirements and decision guidelines for each class of State VicSmart application
Clause 94 specifies the classes of application that are local VicSmart applications
Clause 95 specifies the information requirements and decision guidelines for each local class of application.
Local classes of VicSmart application were introduced to the Ballarat Planning Schemes at the same time (Design and Development Overlay).
Changes to the Planning and Environment Regulations to implement VicSmart were also made on 19 September 2014. The Planning and Environment Regulations 2005 have been amended to:
prescribe a time of 10 business days after which an application for review of a failure to grant a permit for a VicSmart application may be made
prescribe a time of five business days within which the responsible authority may require further information and stop the statutory clock
insert a definition of a VicSmart application
require the responsible authority to specify in the planning register whether an application is a VicSmart application.
To see if you qualify or more information on the VicSmart process please see the VicSmart Application Document or contact the planning unit at the City of Ballarat.