If you are considering doing any building works, want to change the way your property is used, remove a tree or put up an advertising sign, it is likely that you will need approval from Nillumbik Shire Council.
Planning permits give you permission to develop or use land in a particular way.
A planning permit is not a building permit. They are controlled by different legislation and regulations. You may need to get both a planning permit and a building permit. If your project does require a planning permit, you must have the planning permit before a building permit can be issued.
Find out more about the difference between planning permits and building permits.
Guide to the planning permit process
We have made a simple guide to help step you through the process of submitting your proposal to Council for assessment.
The approval time for applications differs depending on the complexity of your application. If we need to advertise your application, it may take up to two months for approval. This time frame may increase if;
View planning applications
Council's online planning application register allows users to search and view current and past planning permit applications.
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