In rare cases where permit violations occur we have the legal right to inspect and enforce compliance. This may result in us taking legal action on behalf of the community.
The importance of permit compliance video transcript (DOCX, 15.63KB)
The community is encouraged to report serious concerns to us immediately so we can act quickly before too much further work is carried out.
Compliance issues may include:
If your development is in breach of the planning permit conditions we will first seek voluntary compliance. If this doesn’t occur it may lead to fines, enforcement at VCAT, or prosecution through the Magistrates’ Court.
You can find out more about VCAT enforcement on the VCAT website.