Planning permits explained
A planning application may have to address many different matters. Some matters that might be relevant to a planning permit application include:
- Bushfire hazard
- Flood hazard
- Climate change
- Erosion hazard
- The amenity of an area
- Social impacts
- Vegetation removal
Planning permit applicants need to supply all the information so that Council can assess the issues and reach a good, balanced decision.
As well as deciding if a planning permit should be issued, Council must enforce the rules about land use and development. For example planning permits often have conditions about how a proposal must be carried out. Council Officers check that these conditions are met and may take action if the conditions are not met. Similarly if a permit has not been issued by Council but development happens anyway, Council will start enforcement action.
Remember, it is up to you to check and get the correct permits.