Planning amendments

Extending a Planning Permit

Every planning permit has a condition stating the timeframe for when the approved use, development or subdivision must be started and completed within for the permit to remain valid.

If you require more time to start or complete your project you can request an extension of time for the permit to remain valid.

Such a request must be made in writing, must state the reasons for the extension, must be accompanied by the relevant fee and must be submitted to Council before the permit expires or within 6 months afterwards.

Applications to extend a permit are assessed against numerous planning criteria and may or may not be approved by Council.

Amending a Planning Permit

A planning permit may be amended by Council by making changes to conditions, plans, drawings or other documentation approved under a permit.

Minor changes that are considered unlikely to cause detriment to other properties or affect the interest of an external authority may be approved by what is commonly referred to as “secondary consent”. Submissions can be made using the Secondary Consent Request Form.

More major changes may be approved through the submission of an Application to Amend a Planning Permit.

Contact a Planner to determine which is the best way to proceed with your amendment and what processes (ie. re-referral, advertising) may be involved in its assessment.

Applications to amend a permit are assessed against numerous planning criteria and may or may not be approved by Council.