Amendments to planning permits

There are several reasons for amending your Planning Permit application. You may want to change something you submitted, for example.

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Changing an approved permit

Major changes

You may need to make changes to your development because you want to:

  • change the permit preamble which describes what the permit allows
  • change the approved planning permit conditions
  • make significant changes to the approved endorsed plans which may affect the amenity of other properties
  • make significant changes to the approved endorsed plans, resulting in possible amenity impacts.

For more information, visit Change an approved permit.

Minor changes

If you want to make minor changes to your approved plans, you must apply online for secondary consent. Minor changes to your approved plans could include changes to the inside of the house or the landscaping, for example.

For more information, visit Secondary consent.

Changing an undecided application

You have a current planning application with Council but you have decided to make some changes to the proposal. This might be to address a concern of Council or one of your neighbours. If you want to change a planning permit application that we're currently considering, you must submit an Amendment of a current application form.

For more information, visit Change an undecided application.

Extension of time

Your planning permit will have an expiry date, which will advise when you must start and finish your development, or to start to use the building.

  • If you need more time to get started, you may ask for an extension before or within six months after the planning permit expires.
  • If you need more time to finish, you can also ask us to extend the completion date within 12 months after the permit expires.

An extension of time is not approved automatically. We consider a range of criteria, including:

  • Whether there has been a change of planning policy
  • Whether the permit holder is “warehousing” it (i.e. waiting for a more advantageous time to start the permit)
  • the reason that the permit hasn't been started
  • The length of time that has passed since the permit issued
  • Whether the time originally given was sufficient to start the permit
  • Any economic economic burden imposed on the permit holder by the permit
  • The likelyhood that a permit would be issued again if a new application be made

When you apply for an extension of time, reflect on the above criteria and give us lots of information about why we should approve the extension.

Apply for an extension of time online



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