Your rights

You have the right to appeal planning permit decisions to the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT).

If you don’t agree with our planning decision, the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) is a State Government-appointed panel of experts that independently reviews council planning decisions.

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VCAT conducts public hearings and considers submissions from all parties before making a decision. For more information, visit the VCAT website.

I’m an applicant

If we refuse your application for a planning permit, or add a condition that you don't agree with, you can ask VCAT to review our decision. You must lodge an application for review with VCAT within 60 days of us giving you a Notice of Decision or Notice of Refusal.

I’m an objector

If you want to appeal the granting of a planning permit, you can ask VCAT to review our decision. You must lodge an application for review with VCAT within 28 days of when we send you the Notice of Decision.

If there’s no application for review, we must grant the planning permit at least 28 days after issuing the Notice of Decision.

Current appeals before VCAT

If someone lodges an appeal against your application, VCAT will list it on their Current objector applications for review page.

 


 

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