When you have found out what zones and overlays apply to your land (Planning Property Report) and need advice, you can arrange a pre-application meeting to discuss your proposal with a planning officer.
Planning officers do not design the application or predict a decision, but they can give advice and guidance on the process.
Our planners can tell you if you need a planning permit and if so, let you know what your application needs to include.
You can seek professional advice or prepare the application yourself using our application checklists as a guide.
To ensure that your application can be processed quickly you need to include all the relevant information.
A planning permit application must include:
In order to improve the processing of planning permit applications at the East Gippsland Shire, the following list contains the minimum information which must be submitted with any Planning Permit application.
If your application is not complete your application will not be registered and a letter will be sent identifying information required to be provided.
You are encouraged to book a pre-application meeting with a Development Officer to have preliminary discussions concerning an application. (Please note Development Officers are available only by appointment.)
In addition to the information required above site layout and elevation plans (as appropriate) must be provided.
3 copies (A3) of fully dimensioned site plans drawn at a scale of 1:100 or 1:200 which include, as appropriate:
The quality and content of the information submitted will be assessed as part of the consideration of the application.
Further information may be required to be submitted to Council for particular land use and development proposals and you should refer to the relevant information sheet for more details.
Please note, Council encourages the submission of all planning information and plans on CD in PDF format, with 3 hard copy sets of accompanying plans and information.
A copy of the “Application for Planning Permit” form and the fee schedule are available on Council’s website.
If you have any queries regarding what needs to be provided or wish to book a pre application meeting, please contact Council’s Development Department on 03 5153 9500 or visit Council Offices at 273 Main Street Bairnsdale, between 8.30am and 5.00pm Monday to Friday.
Note: Planning approval is often only one approval required from Council. Other approvals that may be required are:
Many properties in East Gippsland Shire are subject to Planning Scheme Overlays. These overlays can include matters such as wildfire, erosion, environmental significance, vegetation protection and the like.
An application may have to address the specific requirements of the relevant overlay(s) affecting the property. View the East Gippsland Planning Scheme for further information.