One Planner's Archive

Discussion Papers & Articles

Victoria's New Residential Zones
Aboriginal Cultural Heritage
Calculating Council's 60 Day Timeframe
Applying for Costs at VCAT
Amending a Planning Permit

New Fee Confusion: Secondary Consent Rip-off

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).