Our new and easy-to-use online service is coming soon.
As part of the transition, you will not be able to use the current system to view advertised applications and related materials after 3 pm on Wednesday 28 July.
The new system will operate from 8.30 am on Monday 2 August.
An additional seven business days will be added to the advertising and application period during this time.
If you would like to lodge an objection via our online system, please do so from Monday 2 August.
Alternatively, you can email objections and any associated information to email@example.com.
We apologise for any inconvenience.
You can call the Planning Department on 03 9209 6424.
What's the process?
To help you navigate through and complete your building works, follow the steps listed in the Planning and Building section, or download Planning and Building at a Glance (PDF 300 KB) for a process overview and key tips.
What's the difference?
Planning relates to the use of land, the way it is developed and how any changes will fit in with the environment.
Building is the building and alteration of structures, such as houses, shops, offices and multi-unit developments.
Many factors influence the time it takes to complete a building project and the costs involved.
Throughout your works, you'll be engaging with key professionals, stakeholders and Council.
Council assess each permit application against a number of policies, guides, regulations.
Port Phillip architecture is full of character and history. To preserve this history, Heritage Overlays have been created.
From landfill to greenhouse emissions, environmentally sustainable design and development is key to building works.
Before lodging a permit, discuss your proposal with Council to find out if a permit is required and discuss any concerns.