Planning permits, do I need one?
The Planning Services Unit implements and enforces the statutory planning responsibilities of the Nillumbik Planning Scheme, including new dwellings, vegetation protection and subdivision.
Before you take action that may require planning approval you should read:
Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) information
DELWP's planning applications: learn how to apply leads you through the process
DELWP's Planning: A Short Guide outlines the most common processes including applying for and objecting to a planning permit
Planning: A Short guide(PDF, 531KB)
Planning: A Short guide (accessible)(DOC, 62KB)
The State Government Planning Schemes webpage has the Nillumbik Planning Scheme which includes zoning and overlay maps and links to scheme amendments and the Victoria Planning Provisions.
Also see the DELWP website and the VicSmart website - a simpler planning permit process
Land Victoria information
Planning maps online are printable interactive maps and reports showing zoning and overlay details. The Get Report function prepares a Zone and Overlays report. The folders and tick-boxes in the Build Map function can be used to refine detail.
Viewing files at Council
You should phone Planning Services 9433 3343 to view files, as files may take up to three weeks to locate and retrieve. Viewing is free, but if you need photocopies of permits, endorsed plans or permit history, you must complete this request form(DOCX, 49KB) and pay the fee.
Status of applications and applications being advertised
See planning applications to view status. Details are automatically updated when applications are lodged on our system, the status is changed or a decision is made. Search by date, address, title details or application number.
See applications being advertised to view applications with an advertising status in our system. Applications are shown when the status is changed to an advertising status, and removed when the status is no longer for advertising. This is additional to statutory requirements and occasionally there may be errors if the status in our system is not correctly shown.
Appeals and VCAT
See Appeals and VCAT for information on the appeals process.