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Before applying for a planning permit
Determine if you need a planning permit, and if so, ensure you have all your information ready to lodge an application.
Advertised plans and planning registers
Some planning permit applications are required to be advertised to anyone who may be affected by the proposal, usually the adjoining owners and occupiers. During the advertising period, the plans and documents associated with the planning application will be available for viewing. Applications can be viewed online. You will need the planning permit number or the property address as per the notice you have received or sign at the front o...
Ballarat Planning Scheme and Amendments
Planning schemes are made up of maps and ordinance. The ordinance are the policies and written clauses and the maps depict where the zones and overlays apply within the planning scheme area. We administer and implement the Ballarat Planning Scheme in accordance with section 6 of the Planning and Environment Act 1987.
2021 agendas and minutes
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Change my approved planning permit
If you want to change your permit you must submit a formal amendment under Section 72 of the Planning and Environment Act 1987. A Section 72 Amendment is treated the same as a planning permit application and is subject to the same assessment process. Depending on the complexity of the application, this may result in a similar time frame to the processing of your original planning permit. Before proceeding, make sure you have...
Subdivision Certification Process
Council encourages all applicants to make contact and either speak with a planner or organise a pre-application meeting before submitting an application for a planning permit to subdivide land. On our Planning Help page we offer written advice, checklists and our library of planning policies and strategies to assist with preparing your application.
Apply for a planning permit
Great news! It’s time to lodge your planning application. Before applying, you need to have the following information: A full and current (no older than 30 days) copy of your Certificate of Title including the Plan of Subdivision and correct ownership details. A full copy of any registered restrictive covenant or Section 173 Agreement that may apply to your land. A digital copy of your plans and supporting documents ...