More information on permits
Additional information about specific permit subject types is provided to assist in preparing planning applications.
The Alpine Planning Kit provides guidance about planning permit applications in alpine areas.
The Building Act 1993 outlines obligations for building surveyors – both council and private – and responsible authorities regarding the interaction and relationship between building and planning permit applications.
The Department of Primary Industries publishes information about preparing a Farm Plan that may be useful when preparing a planning application.Native vegetation and planning permits.
All planning schemes in Victoria contain provisions for locally responsive residential development. The residential development provisions apply to the construction or extension of one or more dwellings on a lot and to the subdivision of land in residential zones, with standards relating to:
- Neighbourhood character
- Site layout and building massing
- Amenity impacts
- On-site facilities
- Detailed design
The standards for residential development are generally covered by Victorian planning schemes and the Victorian Building Regulations.
Information on residential development provides guidance for permit proposals about residential use and development, including One Dwelling on a Lot, Two or More Dwellings on a Lot, and Residential Subdivision Provisions, Building permits and Subdivision permits.
These are private agreements between land owners which may restrict the way land may be used and developed.
Practice notes and links to information on the Department of Sustainability and Environment’s Land Victoria website are located in Subdivision permits.
Information is provided on relevant policy and guidelines and permit conditions relating to wind energy projects.