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.