How notices are sent
The way a public notice is advertised can be:
- a letter that is sent to nearby properties
- a notice put up on the site.
Council will let applicants know the cost for advertising.
Who handles advertising?
Council is in charge of giving notice to the nearby houses affected by the proposal.
The person applying will need to put the notice up on the site for the advertising period, which is at least 18 days. At the end of the advertising period, you need to send Council a statutory declaration with the notice boards. This is a written statement to confirm that you have actually displayed signs on the site during the advertising period.
Objecting to a notice
The advertising period is at least 18 days.
Objections or submissions for consideration should be sent within the notice period. Council will consider all objections or submissions before they make a decision.
You can view advertised plans and documents for planning applications in the City of Port Phillip on My Port Phillip. If you don’t have an account, you can still see the application tracking list as a Guest and search by application number or address.