What is a planning permit?

A planning permit is a legal document that gives permission for a use or development on a particular piece of land. To obtain a permit, an application must be made to Council. If Council agrees with the proposal, it will grant a planning permit.

If a planning permit is required, it must be issued before the building permit can be issued.

NOTE: For new dwellings, dwelling extensions and non-habitual outbuildings eg. garage in the rural areas please consult with Council as you may be located within a Bushfire Management Overlay.

The Bushfire Management Overlay may require additional information be provided with your planning application. The CFA Bushfire Management Statements can be accessed online.