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If you want to find out if you need a planning permit, apply for a planning information request.
For a fee, Nillumbik Shire Council can provide you with a formal written response confirming whether or not you will need a planning permit.
Make sure you are familiar with the planning permit process.
This includes checking the zones, overlays and other controls that apply to your property.
If you are not already registered to use Council’s online services, please register online.
Register for online services
Registrations are generally approved within one business day. You will only need to register once. You will then have access to lodge any future applications and other Council requests online.
To apply for a planning information request you will need to provide:
Please note we are unable to accept Diners Club, American Express or Westpac Corporate cards.
If you have already completed your registration for Council’s online services, you can apply and pay for your planning information request online.
Apply for a planning information request
There is a fee for providing this service as it requires a planner’s time to assess your documents and write a response.
View Council’s schedule of statutory planning fees.
After you submit your request, a Council planner will review the information and will be in touch should they require any additional information.
You can expect to receive a written response via email within 14 days.
If it is confirmed that you need a planning permit, you can proceed to request a pre-application meeting or prepare your application.
Before submitting a planning information request, make sure you are familiar with the planning permit application process.