Objections & Appeals


The Public has the opportunity during the Public Notice Period to object to the granting of a Planning Permit. An objection must be made in writing to the Responsible Authority and state how the objector is affected by the proposal. Section 57 of the Planning and Environment Act (1987) relates to Objections and should be read using the following link to the Act.


When council makes a decision on an Application for Planning Permit, with memebers of the Public objecting to the granting of the Permit, a Notice of Decision is issued. A Notice of Decision allows 21 days for Objectors to lodge an appeal with the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) and 60 days for the Applicant. The Planning and Environment Act (1987) gives information on lodging Appeals with VCAT (see below).

Division 2 - Reviews by Tribunal
77. Appeals against refusal
78. Appeals against requirements
79. Appeals against failure to grant permit
80. Appeals against conditions on permits
81. Appeals relating to extensions of time
82. Appeals where objectors

Also please visit the VCAT website for more information

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