Applications for Written Planning Advice

What is covered by this application?

An application for written planning advice covers any requests for written advice on specific planning related matters such as Compliance letters for a Family Day Care, Home Office and Home Occupation proposals, temporary use of a sea container, request for variation/extinguishing a restrictive covenant, temporary use of illuminated variable message boards and any other relevant requests.

COMPLETE THE APPLICATION FORM

What information is required to be provided?

  • Letters of Compliance:
    • Application for Written Planning Advice form
    • Fee of $73.00 payable at time of request
    • Cover letter outlining the type of business activity and relevant information required to be addressed.
    • Any relevant site and/or floor plans which would assist in the request.
  • Temporary Use of Sea Containers:
    • Application for Written Planning Advice form
    • Fee of $73.00 payable at time of request
    • Site plan showing the location of sea container placement
    • Cover letter containing:
      • The purpose of the temporary use (i.e. loading or unloading of goods, associated with building or subdivision works);
      • The date the sea container will be placed on the property and when it will be collected (period of time cannot exceed 12 months); and
      • The dimensions of the sea container.
  • Request for Extinguish or Vary a Restrictive Covenant:
    • Application for Written Planning Advice form
    • Fee of $73.00 payable at time of request
    • Copy of the Certificate of Title for the subject site
    • Copy of the Restrictive Covenant documentation
  • Temporary use of Portable Illuminated Variable Message Boards (VMB)
    • Application for Written Planning Advice form
    • Fee of $73.00 payable at time of request
    • Site plan showing the location of VMB placement
    • Dimensions and content displayed on the VMB.
    • Cover letter stating the period of time the VMB will be required to be on the property (cannot exceed 12 months)
  • Other Advice
    • Application for Written Planning Advice form
    • Fee of $73.00 payable at time of request
    • Cover letter outlining details of request
    • Any relevant site and/or floor plans which would assist in the request.

If an enquiry cannot be responded to within the scope of written planning advice, the City will inform you of alternatives to assist you obtain the information you require.

If we identify that your request is not about town planning matters, we will redirect it to the appropriate part of the City for a response and the application fee will be refunded.

Please note: The City’s website provides an interactive online mapping system which will show you zoning of a property. For residential properties, the applicable density code (R-Code) will be shown along with a range of other information. Our website also lists our Local Planning Policies and Local Planning Scheme No. 3 which contain detailed information about land use permissibility and development standards.

If are looking for copies of plans or approvals of a property you own, please email to request this information.

Please note: Whilst the property owner/s signature is not required at the time of lodgement, you may be requested after lodgement to provide a completed Owners Consent Form, depending on the nature of the information you have requested.