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Planning forms, fees and information guides

The City of Greater Dandenong provides a range of forms for planning permit and other application types. Council also provides checklists and information guides to help step you through what can be a complex process. In this section, you will also find:

  • planning permit application fees
  • fees for Council's planning services
  • details on development levies.

Planning information and guides and checklists

Council provides planning information guides and checklists help you:

For complex applications, you are encouraged to engage a planning consultant to help prepare and lodge the application.

If you need help or are not sure of the information you need to provide as part of your planning application, you can:

Planning permit application forms

Application for a planning permit - 726KB
Use this form when you need a planning permit to use and/or develop land. Fees apply.

Application to amend a planning permit - 734KB
Use this form to amend an existing permit that may alter the use and/or development that the permit allows. Fees apply.

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Planning and subdivision fees and charges

The fee for your planning application depends on what you want to do and which class it fits into.

The State Government sets planning application fees under the:

  • Planning and Environment (Fees) Regulations 2016
  • Subdivision (Fees) Regulations 2016.

The fees are indexed each financial year.

Council also sets fees for some planning services, which it revises each year in line with the Council budget.

Planning and subdivision fees and charges - 203KB

Find a full list of all prescribed planning and subdivision fees on the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) website


Development contributions plan (DCP) rates

Council indexes DCP rates annually on 1 July. This is in line with the:

  • Dandenong South Industrial Area Extension Plan 
  • Keysborough South Development Contributions Plan 

Check the current DCP rates

Read these rates together with the relevant Development Contributions Plan Schedule in the Greater Dandenong Planning Scheme.

Planning information guides

Residential Design Guidelines

The residential design guidelines ensure new housing contributes positively to local neighbourhoods. It also ensures new housing is of good quality, well-designed and a comfortable place to live.

Residential Design Guidelines - 876KB

Sustainable Design Requirements for Planning Applications

Sustainable Design Assessment in the Planning Process (SDAPP) ensure planning permit applicants address ESD requirements.

Signs Information Guide

These guidelines show examples of good and bad signage. If you want to display a sign, consider the guidelines before you:

  • order or install any sign
  • submit a planning permit application.

Signs Information Guide - 1.6MB

Subdivision Design Manual

Council's Subdivision Design Manual is aimed at land developers and consulting engineers working in the land development industry.

Planning Checklists

Other planning forms

Request to Amend a Current Application for a Planning Permit 

Use this form to amend a planning permit application where a decision on the application has not yet been made - fees may apply.

Amendment to Planning Application Request - 215KB

Application for Certificate of Compliance

Use this form to apply for a certificate stating that an existing use or development of land complies with the requirements of the planning scheme, or that a proposed use or development (or part of a proposed use or development) would comply with the requirements of the planning scheme – fees apply.

Application for Certificate of Compliance - 211KB

Application for Consent to Amend Plans – Secondary Consent

Use this form to apply for minor amendments to endorsed plans (also known as 'Secondary Consent') - fees apply.

Application for Consent to Amend Plans – Secondary Consent – 211KB

Request for Copy of a Planning Permit and/or Endorsed Plans

Use this form to request a copy of a planning permit and/or endorsed plans – fees apply.

Request for Copy of a Planning Permit and/or Endorsed Plans - 213KB

Request for Written Planning Advice/General Planning Enquiry Form

Use this form to obtain a written response or advice on a planning matter, or for a copy of a general planning document – fees apply.

Request for Written Planning Advice/General Planning Enquiry Form - 212KB

Application for Extension of time to a Planning Permit 

Use this form to apply for an extension of time in which to commence or complete a development and/or use allowed by an existing planning permit - fees apply.

Application for Extension of time to a Planning Permit - 212KB

Submission of Plans to Comply with Planning Permit Conditions

Use this form to submit plans for endorsement only when changes have been made in accordance with a condition of a planning permit.

Submission of Plans to Comply with Planning Permit Conditions – 212KB

Submission/Objection to the Grant of a Planning Permit 

Use this form to make a submission / objection to a planning permit application being advertised if you believe that you may be affected by the granting of the permit.

Objection to the Grant of a Planning Permit - 213KB

Planning Pre-Application Discussion Service Request

Use this form to request a pre-application meeting to discuss a planning proposal - fees apply.

Planning Pre-Application Discussion Service Request Form - 220KB

Significant Tree Nomination Form

Use this form to advise Council of a tree that is exceptionally old, large or unique, culturally significant or is a rare or exotic species.

Significant Tree Nomination Form - 210KB

Learn more about DCPs for new communities and what the DCP rates currently are.