VicSmart - Permits in 10 Days

VicSmart is a streamlined assessment process for straightforward planning permit applications. Key features of the VicSmart permit process are:

  • A decision is expected to be made by Council officers within 10 business days;
  • Classes of VicSmart applications are specified in the planning scheme;
  • The applicant is expected to submit all necessary information with the application including any referral authority approval before lodging the application to Council;
  • Applications are exempt from public advertising (notification);
  • The application is only assessed against specific pre-set decision guidelines;
  • Only the applicant has a right of review to the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT).

To qualify for the VicSmart permit process, your proposal must be listed and located in a zone or overlay under the VicSmart classes of application. The Applicant’s Guide to Lodging a VicSmart Application will help you to determine whether your planning permit application qualifies under the VicSmart permit process. The guide will advise you on how to prepare and lodge a VicSmart application and what information you must submit with your application.  Council’s Planning Facilitator can also be contacted on 1300 366 244 to assist.

Applying for a VicSmart Planning Permit

To apply for a VicSmart Planning Permit you will need to submit:

  • A completed VicSmart Application Form (388KB) and Credit Card Payment Form (140KB)
  • Plans (site plans, floor plans and elevation plans).  Example plans are provided below 
  • Written description of the proposal and a response to the relevant requirements of the Wellington Planning Scheme (e.g. zones, any overlays and relevant policies);
  • a current copy of title including a Registered Search Statement and Copy of Plan (less than three months old).  You can purchase a copy of title from here 
  • The relevant fee (please check with Council’s Planning Facilitator if you are unsure).

Credit Card Payment Form (140KB) can be emailed to planning@wellington.vic.gov.au with your completed application form and supporting documentation. 

It is preferred that all applications be emailed to planning@wellington.vic.gov.au (no hard copies are required if you lodge electronically). 

Example Plans

Example site, floor and elevation plans are provided below for 3 different application types:

A new agricultural shed

A commercial development

An industrial warehouse

For further information about VicSmart applications, please contact Council's Planning Facilitator on 1300 366 244.

 

 

 

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