We have 60 statutory days to decide on applications. Some situations can impact this timeframe and even reset days. Once you have been allocated a planner, ask them to discuss timeframes.
The 60 days start when we receive your application and full fee. We will confirm with you in writing when we have received your application.
The 60 days reset if:
We begin counting statutory days from zero when we receive the information or the amendment.
Calculate the 60 days with a calculator at www.vcat.vic.gov.au
You may need to let affected parties know about your application via letters, public notices or signage. Depending on your type of application, the planning scheme may have specific advertising requirements.
The clock stops when we let you know about the requirements. It commences again when the last notice or advertisement is public.
The Victoria State Government publishes key performance data on their website www.knowyourcouncil.vic.gov.au
Knowyourcouncil.vic.gov.au captures yearly data on: