Planning Permit Submissions

Lodging a Submission to an Application

Anyone who believes they may be detrimentally affected by a planning permit application is entitled to lodge a submission to the proposal.  Submissions should be lodged within fourteen days from the start of the advertising period, however, late submissions can be lodged at any time prior to the decision being made. Submissions can be lodged by post, fax, email or in person:

Land Use Planning Department
Wellington Shire Council
PO Box 506,  SALE  VIC  3850

Fax: 03 5142 3501

Your submission must include the planning permit application number and the address of the site of the proposal.  To allow for Council to contact you during the planning permit process, it should also include your name and address, telephone number and email address (if applicable).  Please note that Council may provide copies of any submission received to interested parties (eg. the planning permit applicant) as part of the planning permit application process.  Council must also make a copy of every submission available at its office for any person to inspect in accordance with section 57 (5) of the Planning and Environment Act 1987.

If you lodge a submission, the Planner will keep you informed of the application's progress and provide you with notice of the final decision. 


Privacy collection statement

Personal information provided will be used by Wellington Shire Council for the purpose of processing and assessing the planning permit application. The personal information will be used for that primary purpose or directly related purposes. Please note that copies of submissions will be made available to interested parties eg. permit applicant, for the purpose of enabling consideration and review as part of the planning process under the Planning and Environment Act 1987.  If you have any questions or concerns please contact Council’s Planning Unit on 1300 366 244.


Guide for Objectors

+ 1. I received a public notice in the mail, what does it mean?

+ 2. Can I object to an application?


+ 3. What kind of things can I object to?

+ 4. How much time do I have to lodge my objection?

+ 5. Can I remain anonymous?

+ 6. Does the applicant know who has objected?

+ 7. There are a large number of objections; does this mean Council should not even consider the application?

+ 8. What happens after I have objected?

+ 9. What is a consultation meeting?

+ 10. Who makes the final permit decision?

+ 11. What happens after a decision has been made?

+ 12. Can I challenge Council's decision?

+ 13. How do I lodge an Application for Review?

+ 14. What costs are associated with lodging an Application for Review?


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