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Planning Forms, Fees and Information Guides

Planning information guides and application requirements guides

Council provides planning information guides and application requirements guides to 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 fees and charges

Find information about fees for planning and subdivision applications, Council planning services, and development contributions plan (DCP) levies.

Planning application forms

Complete the relevant form and submit it to Council with the necessary supporting documents.

Alternatively, you can submit your application electronically and pay application fees via Council's Online Planning Portal.

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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 fee 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

Information Guidelines for Liquor-Related Planning Permit Applications

These guidelines will help you prepare a planning permit application for the sale and consumption of alcohol.

Information Guidelines for Liquor-related Planning Permit Applications - 692KB
 

Planning application requirements guides

Planning permit application and related forms

Use the form below, or you can submit your application electronically via Council's Online Planning Portal.


Application for a Planning Permit

Use this form when you need a planning permit to use and/or develop land. Fees apply.

Application for a planning permit - 1.8MB

 


Application to Amend a Planning Permit

 

Use this form to amend an existing permit that may alter the use and/or development that the permit allows. Fees apply.

Application to amend a planning permit - 2.1MB

 


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.

Request to Amend a Current Application for Planning Permit - 215KB

 


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

 


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

 


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/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.

Submission / Objection to the Grant of a Planning Permit - 213KB

 


Withdraw a Submission/Objection to the Grant of a Planning Permit

 

Use this form to withdraw a submission/objection made to the granting of a planning permit.

Withdraw a Submission / Objection to the Grant of a Planning Permit - 215KB

 

Planning enquiry application forms

Use the form below, or you can submit your application electronically via Council's Online Planning Portal.
 

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

 


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 Form - 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

 


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 (an online form is not currently available).

Significant Tree Nomination Form - 210KB

A-SPEC is a common specification and a standard for the supply of ‘As Constructed’ data.
Learn more about DCPs for new communities and the current DCP contribution rates.