Make a submission to a planning application

Any person who feels they are affected by a proposal can make a submission to a planning application.

Submissions solely about commercial competition will be rejected by Council. Once a submission is received, Council must consider the submission unless it is withdrawn in writing.

Anyone can inspect a copy of every submission at Council offices during office hours. Council cannot make a decision on a planning permit application until 14 days after the giving of the last notice.

Submit your objection or comment


Step 1.View the planning application online

Go to view advertised planning applications.

Step 2.Check the due date for submissions

Make sure you lodge your submission by the due date. If you were notified by mail, the date will be on the notice you were sent. You can also go to the advertised application and look for the date on the ‘Notice of an application for planning permit’ in the documents list.

Step 3.Write your submission

Your (individual) submission must state whether you object to or support the proposal and:

  • be in writing
  • clearly state how you would be affected, and
  • include your full name, postal address and contact details.

A submission made by a group, such as a petition must:

  • be made in writing and state whether the group objects or supports the proposal, 
  • clearly state how the parties would be affected, and
  • nominate one contact person and include their postal address and contact details.

Step 4.Complete the online form

Make a submission to a planning application

Or you can post to:

Nillumbik Shire Council - Planning Services
PO Box 476
Greensborough VIC 3088

Step 5.Next steps 

After the advertising period ends, Council will consider all submissions. We advise permit applicants and all objectors of the outcome of the application when a final decision is made. Find out more about the outcomes of planning permit applications.