Please note we are currently experiencing significant delays in delivering planning decisions and investigating planning complaints from our community.
The delays are due to an increase in applications, staff shortages due to Covid and the limited number of planners across the state to recruit.
These pressures are not just occurring in Yarra Ranges, this is felt right across both the public and private sectors.
We will continue to do everything we can to resolve this as quickly as possible. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we work through these challenges.
Documents in Track have been made available to allow customers and the community to view and consider proposed planning applications as required by the Planning & Environment Act 1987. It is strictly prohibited to use, copy, distribute or disseminate these documents for any other purpose. If you have any questions, please contact Council on 1300 368 333.
The COVID-19 Omnibus (Emergency Measures) Act 2020 (Omnibus Act) includes amendments to the Planning Act, which allow for documents normally open for inspection to be made available online.
Section 205 of the Omnibus Act states that planning authorities must not disclose personal information about any individuals who have made a planning permit application, made an amendment for a planning application or an individual who has made a submission or objection, without the individual’s consent.