Can my Planning Permit be extended?
A condition on your planning permit will state the time period within which the use or development needs to be commenced. Your permit can be extended, provided the request for extension is received within 6 months of the end of the permit. In your request for extension you will be asked to provide reasons for your request.
In many cases Wyndham City will grant a first time extension, provided you have a valid reason. Further time extensions may be granted and are considered on a case by case basis.
Can I amend my Planning Permit?
If you wish to change your permit preamble, any permit conditions or make changes to your endorsed plans, you may apply to Wyndham City for an amendment under Section 72 of the Planning and Environment Act 1987.
An application to amend a planning permit (and/or the endorsed plans) is processed in the same way as a standard planning application. An assessment will be made as to whether the proposed amendment is likely to impact on any other property. If it is determined that this is likely, Wyndham City will require public notification of the application.
The decision making process and appeal rights are the same as those for a standard planning permit application. You need to download, complete and submit an Application to Amend a Planning Permit or Application for Secondary Consent (Minor Amendment to Endorsed Plans)
COVID-19 – Planning Permit Exemptions for Hospitality
The Victorian Government has introduced exemptions to the Victorian Planning Scheme Clause 52.18 to support the hospitality sector transition to outdoor dining as part of the response to COVID-19.
The exemptions will make it easier for hospitality businesses (including restaurants, cafes, take away food premises, bars and convenience restaurants) to modify their operations on their own properties and public land managers to make land available for outdoor dining without the need to obtain a planning permit, subject to conditions.
How do I submit plans to comply with Planning Permit conditions?
Conditions of your permit may require you to submit additional plans or other material for endorsement. For example, Condition 1 of a permit often requires amended plans to be submitted.
The Plans to Comply with Planning Permit Conditions form must be completed and outline how the submitted plans comply with the requirements of the permit condition.
Cultural Heritage Management Plan Declaration
If a Cultural Heritage Management Plan is not required, you need to complete a Cultural Heritage Management Plan Declaration Form and submit the completed form to Wyndham City.
Accessing completed permit documents and FOI requests
If you wish to view planning documentation from a completed file, you need to download, complete an Application for Planning Controls & Information and submit to Planning Department. An information sheet is attached to the form which outlines the type of documentation that is available to be viewed when undertaking a Planning Documentation search.
Please note that 60 days after a planning permit is issued the file is considered closed and can only be accessed through a Freedom of Information process.
Request to amend current application for a Planning Permit
To request to amend a current permit application, you need to include the description of the proposal or the description of the land or any plans or documents accompanying the application, and download, complete and submit a Request to Amend Current Application for a Planning Permit.
Application for copies of Planning Permits and Plans
If you want a copy of a Planning Permit and plans you need to download, complete an Application for Copies of Planning Permits and Plans and submit a request to the Planning Department.
Application for a demolition
If you want to demolish a building you need to download, complete an Application for Form A - Report & Consent (under Section 29A of the Building Act 1993) On Proposed Demolition - Form A and submit to the Planning Department.