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Changing a planning permit

If you wish to make any changes to your planning permit after it has been issued, you need to apply for an amendment.

You can apply to amend:

  • the planning permit preamble (what the permit allows)
  • the endorsed plan
  • the conditions of the permit.

There are two types of amendments depending on the type and size of change you wish to make. Information on both permits has been detailed below.

Apply for a Section 72 major amendment to permit

If you would like to make any major changes to your planning permit, you may need to apply for a Section 72 major amendment. Major changes include:

  • changing your permit preamble
  • amending or deleting permit conditions
  • making significant changes to endorsed plans.

The decision-making process and appeal rights for a Section 72 amendment generally follow the same process as a new planning permit application.

Step 1

Before applying for a Section 72 major amendment to a permit we recommend that you contact our Statutory Planning Team on 03 5734 6200 or at mitchell@mitchellshire.vic.gov.au. Our team can help provide guidance on the application process including advice on what documentation is required to make your application progress easily.

Step 2

Prepare all relevant supporting documentation. Please include in your application:

  • all details of the proposed amendments set out clearly in a report or letter
  • a full set of plans, clearly highlighting the proposed changes
  • a current copy of a valid certificate of title
  • any other relevant document as required by the Mitchell Planning Scheme.

Step 3

Download and complete the Section 72 Application to amend a Planning Permit form.

Step 4

Return all documents to any of our Customer and Library Service Centres or the Wallan Planning and Building Services Office and pay the relevant fees in person; or email your documents to mitchell@mitchellshire.vic.gov.au and an officer will call you to take payment over the phone.

If you are proposing to make minor changes to an endorsed plan or report, you need to apply for a secondary consent permit.

Minor changes are defined as changes to endorsed plans that do not fundamentally change or transform what has previously been approved. This may include the relocation of walls or windows, slight changes to building footprints, or changes to materials. Please note to be considered secondary consent, the changes should:

  • not result in the need for re-advertising of an application
  • not change what the permit allows
  • not change conditions on an existing planning permit.

To apply for secondary consent:

Step 1

Before applying for secondary consent we recommend that you contact our Statutory Planning Team on 03 5734 6200 or at mitchell@mitchellshire.vic.gov.au. Our team can help provide guidance on the application process including advice on what documentation is required to make your application progress easily.

Step 2

Prepare all relevant supporting documentation. Please include in your application:

  • all details of the proposed amendments set out clearly in a report or letter
  • a full set of plans, clearly highlighting the proposed changes
  • a current copy of a valid certificate of title
  • any other relevant document as required by the Mitchell Planning Scheme.

Step 3

Download and complete the Amendment Under Secondary Consent Form.

Step 4

Return all documents to any of our Customer and Library Service Centres or the Wallan Planning and Building Services Office and pay the relevant fees in person; or email your documents to mitchell@mitchellshire.vic.gov.au and an officer will call you to take payment over the phone.

Request an extension of time for a planning permit

You can apply for a time extension on your planning permit before or within 6 months after the permit expiry date, where the use or development allowed by the permit has not yet started.

If a request is made outside of these timeframes, Council cannot approve an extension of time and there are no rights to review the decision to the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal. It is therefore important that Council receive the request within the given timeframes.

To apply for an extension of time on your planning permit:

Step 1

Familiarise yourself with the expiry conditions of your permit to determine whether you are eligible to apply for a time extension.

Our Statutory Planning Team can help you interpret the conditions of your planning permit conditions. Please call 03 5734 6200 or email mitchell@mitchellshire.vic.gov.au if you would like assistance.

Step 2

Download and complete the Extension of Time Form.

Step 3

Return the form to any of our Customer and Library Service Centres or the Wallan Planning and Building Services Office and pay the relevant fees in person; or email your documents to mitchell@mitchellshire.vic.gov.au and an officer will call you to take payment over the phone.

Amend a current application

The Planning and Environment Act 1987 states that an applicant may amend their current planning application if:

  • the applicant seeks to amend the planning application prior to the application preceding to the notification (advertising) stage (section 50)
  • the applicant seeks to amend the planning application after notice (advertising) of the application has concluded (section 57A).

If you meet the above criteria and wish to amend a permit application, visit apply for a permit.

Correction to a planning permit

In the event that there is a mistake on an issued planning permit, please report it to Council to be rectified. Corrections are considered as:

  • a clerical mistake or an error arising from any accidental slip or omission; or
  • an evident material miscalculation of figures or an evident material mistake in the description of any person, thing or property referred to in the permit.

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This page was last updated on 29 April 2021.