A fundamental part of the Victorian planning system is to allow people who may be affected by a planning decision the opportunity to comment on what is proposed before the decision is made. For applications that are not exempt from public notice requirements and may cause detriment to the surrounding area, Council will give notice of the application to adjoining owners and occupiers and any other person that it considers may be affected. This process is usually called ‘advertising’.

Lodging Your Objection

  • Any person who may be affected by the granting of a permit may object.
  • An objection must be made in writing, clearly explain the reason for the objection and how you would be affected by the grant of a permit.
  • To enable Council to consider your objection, ensure that it is received by Council by the date nominated within the notice you received or on a sign on the site or in a newspaper.  If your objection is received after the nominated date, a decision may have already been made.
  • If your objection is received before Council makes a decision on the application, Council will tell you it’s decision. You may also withdraw your objection before a decision is made if you advise Council in writing.
  • Objections received in the form of a petition will be counted as a single objection with all correspondence being directed to the first person named on the petition unless an alternative person is nominated in the objection.
  • Council may reject an objection which it considers has been made primarily to secure or maintain a direct or indirect commercial advantage for the objector.
  • Prior to submitting an objection, please be sure to review the documentation submitted with the application.
  • If 15 or more objections are received to an application, a Town Planning Forum will be held.
  • Please read the Terms and Conditions for Planning Permit Objections prior to submitting an objection.
  • Copies of the application documents are available to view on Councils website once public notice of the application has commenced or can be viewed at the Wyndham Civic Centre during business hours. Planning Officers are also available during business hours in person or by phone to discuss details of applications. 
  • Council generally cannot consider objections relating to loss of property value (unless the application is for the removal or variation of a restrictive covenant) or objections relating to the future residents who may occupy a development (ie; tenants vs owner occupiers).

IMPORTANT NOTICE: An Objection to a Planning Permit Application is a Public Document.

In accordance with Section 57(5) of the Planning and Environment Act 1987 (PE Act) an Objection (including the name, address and reasons for the objection) must be made available for any person to inspect on request for the relevant period of time set out in the PE Act. Electronic copies may also be made available to interested parties during this time.

To submit an objection please complete the form below, alternatively you may download and submit the hard copy Objection Form

or complete the below online form.

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Town Planning Objection Form

Privacy Collection Notice – Objections to Planning Permits

Your objection and all the personal information you provide on this form is collected by Wyndham City Council for the purposes of the planning process as set out in the Planning and Environment Act 1987 (PE Act). If you do not provide your name and address, Council will not be able to consider your objection or advise you of its decision on the application.

The PE Act requires your objection including your name and address to be made available for any person to inspect on request for the relevant period of time set out in the PE Act. Electronic copies may also be provided to interested parties during this time.

If you provide a contact number and/or email address this information will only be available to Council Officers for the purpose of communicating with you, unless you consent through this form for Council to disclose this information to interested parties for the planning process as set out in the PE Act.

You must not submit any personal information or copyright material of third parties without their informed consent. By submitting the material, you agree that the use of the material as detailed above does not breach any third party’s right to privacy and copyright. Your personal information will be stored in Council’s Customer Database and used to identify you when communicating with Council and for the delivery of services and information. For further information on how your personal information is handled, see Council’s Privacy Policy

Who is objecting
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Application Details
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Making an Objection

This information is provided to assist you to submit an objection to Council in a way which complies with the Planning and Environment Act 1987 (PE Act) and can be easily understood by Council. There is no requirement that you use any particular form to make an objection, however an objection must be made in writing and include certain information for Council to consider your objection and keep you informed of the progress of an application.

Making an objection to a Planning Application is a formal process under Section 57 of the PE Act.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: An Objection to a Planning Permit Application is a Public Document.

In accordance with Section 57(5) of the PE Act an Objection (including the name, address and reasons for the objection) must be made available for any person to inspect on request for the relevant period of time set out in the PE Act. Electronic copies may also be made available to interested parties during this time. Please refer to the Privacy Collection Notice at the end of this form.

  • Any person who may be affected by the granting of a permit may object.
  • An objection must be made in writing, clearly explain the reason for the objection and how you would be affected by the grant of a permit.
  • To enable Council to consider your objection, ensure that it is received by Council by the date nominated within the notice you received or on a sign on the site or in a newspaper.  If your objection is received after the nominated date, a decision may have already been made.
  • If your objection is received before Council makes a decision on the application, Council will tell you it’s decision. You may also withdraw your objection before a decision is made if you advise Council in writing.
  • Objections received in the form of a petition will be counted as a single objection with all correspondence being directed to the first person named on the petition unless an alternative person is nominated in the objection.
  • Council may reject an objection which it considers has been made primarily to secure or maintain a direct or indirect commercial advantage for the objector.
  • Prior to submitting an objection, please be sure to review the documentation submitted with the application.
  • If 15 or more objections are received to an application, a Town Planning Forum will be held.

Copies of the application documents are available to view on Councils website once public notice of the application has commenced or can be viewed at the Wyndham Civic Centre during business hours. Planning Officers are also available during business hours in person or by phone to discuss details of applications. 

Council generally cannot consider objections relating to loss of property value (unless the application is for the removal or variation of a restrictive covenant) or objections relating to the future residents who may occupy a development (ie; tenants vs owner occupiers).

Privacy Collection Notice

Your objection and all the personal information you provide on this form is collected by Wyndham City Council for the purposes of the planning process as set out in the Planning and Environment Act 1987 (PE Act). If you do not provide your name and address, Council will not be able to consider your objection or advise you of its decision on the application.

The PE Act requires your objection including your name and address to be made available for any person to inspect on request for the relevant period of time set out in the PE Act. Electronic copies may also be provided to interested parties during this time.

If you provide a contact number and/or email address this information will only be available to Council Officers for the purpose of communicating with you, unless you consent through this form for Council to disclose this information to interested parties for the planning process as set out in the PE Act.

You must not submit any personal information or copyright material of third parties without their informed consent. By submitting the material, you agree that the use of the material as detailed above does not breach any third party’s right to privacy and copyright. Your personal information will be stored in Council’s Customer Database and used to identify you when communicating with Council and for the delivery of services and information. For further information on how your personal information is handled, see Council’s Privacy Policy

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