Planning Certificates

 

A planning certificate contains information about how the Ballarat Planning Scheme affects a property on a given date.

Information on the certificate may include:

  • zoning of the land and, if applicable, overlay planning controls
  • reservations that affect the land
  • classified roads abutting the land
  • proposals contained in an exhibited amendment to the planning scheme

 

The fees are generally separated into use and or development permit fees. If a proposal includes elements of a 'use' and 'development' a combined fee applies.

Class of Application

Class Description

Fee

Class 1

An application for 'use' only

$502.00

Class 2

An application to develop land or to use and develop land for a single dwelling per lot or to undertake development ancillary to the use of the land for a single dwelling per lot if the estimated cost of development is more than $10,000.00 and not more than $100,000.00

$239.00

Class 3

An application to develop land or to use and develop land for a single dwelling per lot or to undertake development ancillary to the use of the land for a single dwelling per lot if the estimated cost of development is more than $100,000.00

$490.00

Class 4

An application (not a dwelling) to develop land if the estimated cost of development is $10,000.00 or less

$102.00

Class 5

An application (not a dwelling) to develop land if the estimated cost of development is more than $10 000 and not more than $250,000.00

$604.00

Class 6

An application (not a dwelling) to develop land if the estimated cost of development is more than $250,000 and not more than $500,000.00

$707.00

Class 7

An application (not a dwelling) to develop land if the estimated cost of development is more than $500 000 and not more than $1,000,000.00

$815.00

Class 8

An application (not a dwelling), to develop land if the estimated cost of development is more than $1,000,000 and not more than $7,000,000.00

$1153.00

Class 9

An application to develop land if the estimated cost of development is more than $7,000,000 and not more than $10,000,000.00

$4837.00

Class 10

An application to develop land if the estimated cost of development is more than $10,000,000 and not more than $50,000,000.00

$8064.00

Class 11

An application to develop land if the estimated cost of development is more than $50,000,000.00

$16,130.00

Class 12

An application to subdivide an existing building

$386.00

Class 13

An application to subdivide land into two lots

$386.00

Class 14

An application to effect a realignment of a common boundary between lots or to consolidate two or more lots

$386.00

Class 15

An application to subdivide land other than above

$781.00

Class 16

An application to remove a restriction over land if the land has been used or developed for more than 2 years before the date of the applications in a manner which would have been lawful under the Planning and Environment Act 1987 but for the existence of the restriction

$249.00

Class 17

An application, to

$541.00

(a)create vary or remove a restriction; or

(b)create or remove a right of way

Class 18

An application, to

$404.00

(a)create vary or remove an easement other than a right of way; or

(b)vary or remove a condition in the nature of an easement other than a right of way in a Crown grant

 

 

Class of Amendment Application (Planning and Environment Reg 8a)

Class Description

Fee

Request to amend an application for a permit (under Reg 7) after notice of the application has been given

$102.00

Request to amend an application for an amendment to a permit (under Reg 8b) after notice has been given

$102.00

 

Class of Amendment Application (Planning & Environment Reg 8b)

 

Class Description

Fee

To amend a permit to use land if the amendment is to change the use for which the land may be used

$502.00

To amend a permit:

$502.00

a) to change the statement of what the pemit allows:

b) to change any or all of the conditions which apply to the permit

c) in anyway not otherwise provided for in the regulation

 

Certificate of Compliance (Reg 9)

$147.00

Satisfaction Matters

$102.00

 

Fees for Statutory Planning Services

The fee structure recognises that most of the identified activities below require payment of fees for Unit functions, which benefit individual applicants only. The fee structure is reviewed annually.

Fees are subject to GST as detailed below:

 

SERVICE

With GST included

Amendments under secondary consent

$102.00

Extension of time to permits

$110.00 - $310.00

Liquor License applicant information requests

$70.00

General written advice or planning histories etc.

$70.00

Copies of Plans of Subdivision

$42.00

Copies of Development Plans

$42.00

Copies of Planning Permits

$42.00

Advertising Fees–flat rate

 $120.00

Statement of Compliance Inspection

$100.00

Amend / End Section 173 Agreement

$502.00

 

 

 

Copies of Documents

 

Copies per A4 page

 70c

Copies per A3 page

 $1.20

Copies per A2 page

 $5.00

Copies per A1 page

 $6.00

Copies per A0 page

 $7.00

 

 

 


Certificate of complianceTop of document.

A certificate of compliance is issued by Council and formally confirms:

  • that an existing use or development complies with the Ballarat Planning Scheme (i.e. does not require a planning permit); or
  • that a proposed use or development complies with the Ballarat Planning Scheme (i.e. does not require a planning permit).

In either case, the certificate states the facts at the date of the certificate.   Unlike Council’s informal written advice, a certificate is a legal document and therefore has significant legal weight. 

A certificate is not a form of development approval. If a use or development complies with the Ballarat Planning Scheme, there is no need to apply for a certificate before proceeding. However, a certificate can give certainty if you wish to confirm that a proposed development, such as an extension to a dwelling, does not require a planning permit.  It may also be useful to a person other than the developer who needs to rely on it, for example a financial institution lending on the security of the land.

How to apply for a Certificate of Compliance

An application is made to Council by completing the application form,  in conjunction with the checklist together with payment of the prescribed fee - $147. 


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