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Extending the Expiry Date of an Existing Planning Permit

Most planning permits state the dates that a development and/or a particular use must be started or completed by.

The permit must allow the use and/or development that has been started.

As the owner or occupier of the land, or with the written consent of the owner, you can apply to extend the start or completion date of an existing planning permit either:

  • before or within 6 months after the permit expiry date, where the use or development the permit allows has not yet started; or
  • within 12 months after the permit expiry date, where the development allowed by the permit has lawfully started before the permit expires.

If you make a request outside that time, Council cannot grant an extension of time. No other authority can either. The permit will expire.

If you are not the owner or occupier of the land, you must provide a copy of the written consent of the owner with your application.

What you must provide when you apply

  • a completed Application for Extension of time to a Planning Permit form (not required if your application is submitted via the Online Planning Portal).

Application for Extension of time to a Planning Permit Form - 216KB

  • the application fee

If you do not choose to submit your application via the Online Planning Portal and you wish to pay the application fee by credit card, please submit your application to Council and you will be sent an invoice. You can pay it online via MyGreaterDandenong.com.

Applications will not be formally lodged and cannot be processed until the full application fee has been paid.

For more information about fees, visit the Planning forms, fees and information guides page.

How to submit your application

Council’s Statutory Planning Department prefers to receive correspondence and documents electronically. This helps improve processing times and reduces paper usage, supporting Council’s vision to be a sustainable city. 

What happens next?

A planning officer will assess your application and contact you.

Fees for extending the expiry date of an existing Planning Permit

Name Standard fee Description
Application for Extension of Time to a Planning Permit $395

Application to propose to extend the expiry date of an existing planning permit.

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