Experienced planning permit applicants will be aware of the process available to request amendments via secondary consent provisions contained within approved permits. Such amendments often include: minor changes to approved planning drawings, materials and finishes, associated report, where the changes are not significant, do not change or breach the conditions of the permit, do not require re-notification to affected parties and are made possible under a condition in the planning permit which enables amendments with the ‘further written consent of the responsible authority’ (or similar wording).
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From 1 July 2016, fees relating to VCAT Planning and Environment matters have changed. The new pricing system is based on a three-tier structure. Your status will determine how little or how much you’re required to pay. Proof of your claimed fee payer level will need to be supplied with your application. The three tiers are as follows: