On 24 March 2021, the Planning and Environment Act 1987 (Act) was amended in relation to the publication and inspection of a range of documents and information.
The Act now requires a range of documents and information to be made available in accordance with the new ‘Public Availability Requirements’. Essentially the Act now permits certain documents and information to be accessed online as well as in person at Council offices.
Whilst documents and information can now be published online, personal information about an individual cannot be published without the individual’s consent. The only information that may be published without consent is property addresses.
At this current time, the application form, a copy of title and plans will be available to view with all personal information redacted.
Please contact the Planning Department on (03) 9599 4666 if you have any queries.
If a planning permit application is currently advertised, all community members have the opportunity to view it and raise any issues or concerns.
In light of changes to the Planning and Environment Act 1987, all unauthorised personal information contained in planning permit application documents and information will be redacted before being published online.
If the planning application documents you require are not currently available online, you can view them at our office, 76 Royal Avenue Sandringham, from Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm. Alternatively, call our Planning Department on (03) 9599 4666 for assistance.
It is important to clearly understand the proposal first. Call us or make an appointment if you require assistance from one of our planners.
You can write a letter clearly explaining why you object and how you would be affected.
Send it by the due date to:
The Planning Department
Bayside City Council
PO Box 27
Sandringham VIC 3191.
All objections are publicly available to view in our Sandringham office or copies can be sent to the applicant on request.
Both the applicant and any objectors will be kept informed as the application progresses.
If you do not hear anything for a number of weeks, please rest assured that no decision has been made. It is likely that the application is at a holding stage whilst the applicant considers their options in light of objector and/or Council concerns.
If objections are received the application would generally take one of the following courses:
What happens at a planning committee meeting video transcript (DOCX, 14.97KB)
If changes are made to the application and / or your original issues have been otherwise addressed, you are able to withdraw your objection at any time using the following link:
Objection withdrawal form (PDF, 54.92KB)
Objection withdrawal form (DOC, 281.00KB)
If a decision is made on an application that you disagree with you can appeal to VCAT for a review of Council’s decision.