Before you start a new business, construct a new building, or change the way land or buildings are used you will normally need to apply for a planning permit. (A requirement under the Banyule Planning Scheme).
In assessing your application we take account of local and State policies, the Planning Scheme and the comments of residents and other interested parties.
The Planning Scheme consists of maps which divide the municipality into zones (eg. business or residential) and a document called an ordinance which outlines the controls and policies applying to each zone. To view the Banyule Planning Scheme Online, including both the ordinance and maps, please click the following link: http://planningschemes.dpcd.vic.gov.au/banyule/home.html
Special planning controls apply to some developments such as multi-dwelling developments, urban conservation areas, medical centres, removal of vegetation from certain areas, home offices, industrial and commercial development, advertising signs, tennis court lighting and many other matters.
All residential developments are also assessed against Council's Neighbourhood Character Strategy.
Did you know, that whether purchasing a property, or just enquiring about your own or your family's land, a handy website can help you find out what planning controls affect the way land can be used or developed?
The Department of Sustainability and Environment have created a website to allow you to search on a particular address across Victoria, and view and print a report on the zoning and overlay controls affecting that property.
Simply visit http://services.land.vic.gov.au/maps/pmo.jsp to use this great service!
Should you be seeking further information in relation to what the planning controls mean, you can view, print and save the ordinance (written information) from Banyule's Planning Scheme online with thanks to the Department of Sustainability and Environment's website. All you need to do is visit http://planningschemes.dpcd.vic.gov.au/banyule/home.html select the relevant section of the planning scheme, view, print or save.
Should you have any questions in relation to using either of these website tools, it is recommended that you contact the Department of Sustainability and Environment (DSE) on 136 186.
The planning permit and building permit systems are very different and operate under separate legislation.
A planning permit may be required for development projects, land uses, advertising signs and removing trees depending on the requirements of the Banyule Planning Scheme. For more detail on the planning process and permit requirements click here or contact Development Planning on 9457 9808.
A building permit will also be required for most development proposals including extensions to dwellings, new dwellings, sheds and in some cases fences and retaining walls. Even if a planning permit is not necessary it may be necessary to obtain a building permit. Building permits can be obtained from a private building surveyor or Council's Municipal Building Surveyor, Banyule BPI.
Building Application Forms can be found by clicking on the link below.
The forms are dynamic forms and are best completed on-line. Use the link below (to Banyule BPI website) and choose Download Form. Fill in the required fields and then select the Print Form button to print off the completed form. Submit the printed form to Council by post, or hand deliver, together with any supporting documents.
To print a blank form and complete the form by hand,choose Download Form. Next, select the Print Blank Form button. This will print the entire form for you. Fill in the relevant fields by hand and submit the completed form to Council by post, or hand deliver, together with any supporting documents.
For more information on building permits and forms please click here http://www.banyulebpi.com.au.
A quarterly newsletter is published on Council’s website to keep our regular customers informed of current planning matters or concerns. It may include items such as legislation changes, staff changes, application statistics and upcoming events.
If you would like to be informed when each edition is published on the website, please click on My Profile in the left menu bar and follow the prompts.
Click here to view the latest edition of Planning in Banyule.
A telephone information service for the community has been introduced by the Department of Sustainability and Environment. Planning Aid will provide advice about the Victorian planning system and planning processes. It can answer questions such as:
Council's Strategic Planning team is responsible for land use and development planning, heritage planning and review and monitoring of the Banyule Planning Scheme.
Please click here for more detail about strategic planning including:
The Development Planning Customer Service Team is keen to receive comments and feedback from anyone who has had contact with Council regarding a planning matter.
The following survey provides an opportunity for you to provide feedback and make suggestions to assist us in improving the service to our customers.