A planning permit is subject to a time limit for commencement and may expire under specified circumstances. Planning Permits may be subject to certain conditions.
It is important not to confuse Planning Permits with Building Permits. Building Permits relate to the method of construction of a building or development. If you have a Planning Permit you will often still need to obtain a Building Permit from a private Building Surveyor. See our Building page for further information.
Depending on the provisions of the planning scheme affecting your land (zones and overlays), a Planning Permit may (or may not) be required. Some forms of use or development may also be prohibited. It is important, therefore, that you check planning permit requirements with Council.
All use and development of land in Wellington Shire must comply with the Wellington Planning Scheme.
Planning Enforcement Officers will investigate illegal uses, development or removal of native vegetation. The loss of native vegetation and destruction of the coastal and lake foreshores is very important to us and the community.
To ensure compliance with the Wellington Planning Scheme and any approved planning permits, action may be taken with regards to breaches of these regulations.
Wellington Shire Council investigates all identified breaches of the planning scheme and planning permits. Development compliance issues may include:
For minor offences, wherever possible, planning compliance officers seek to resolve issues through negotiation with the parties involved. However, in circumstances where negotiation fails or where a significant breach has occurred, the Planning and Environment Act 1987 provides for other enforcement options.
These options include:
Serious breaches will be prosecuted. If you suspect someone has undertaken a use, development or removed native vegetation illegally, please report the offence to Wellington Shire Council.
Choose your locality from the list below to view your next bin collection day.
Sale is collected over multiple days - Sale residents can view the Sale Garbage Collection Map to determine their collection zone.
Council maintain a range of documents and registers for public inspection in accordance with the Local Government Act 1989 and the Local Government (General) Regulations 2004 - these are shown below.
Note: The Auditors Report is incorporated within the Annual Report.
The documents below can also be viewed at our Sale or Yarram Service Centres.
In addition, the following documents are also available for public inspection at the Sale Service Centre:
To arrange an inspection, please contact Council.