After you lodge your application for a planning permit

Find answers to a range of frequently asked questions related to planning.

How long does it take to assess my application after lodging?

Once you have lodged a complete application with council, the assessment will follow the statutory planning process. The time it takes to assess will be dependent on the complexity of the proposal, the applicant’s response to any request Council makes for further information. It might also be impacted if the application needs to be advertised to surrounding properties or referred to authorities.

You can contact Council for guidance on the level of complexity and the expected timelines.


Can I amend an active application?

Proposed amendment/s to an active (undecided) planning permit application or active amendment application can be made under section 50 and section 57A of the Planning and Environment Act 1987.

An amended application might need to be re-referred or re-advertised depending on the amendment. This will extend application assessment times.