Find a planning application in Greenlight

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

Council is updating the Hobsons Bay Planning Scheme to align with Victorian Government requirements through Amendment C131 including the introduction of new residential zones.

For further information on the new zones please visit Council’s website. Find out how your property or proposed development is affected by the New Residential Zones in Hobsons Bay by viewing the interactive map.

The Planning Team encourages all applicants to submit preliminary plans and seek pre-application advice before lodging an application for a planning permit. A planning officer will provide advice on the suitability of the application and will identify any concerns or issues with the proposal early in the process, which will avoid lengthy delays during the application.

The pre-application advice does not guarantee that a planning permit will be issued. A full assessment of the proposal will be carried out during the application process. This may identify further issues, including those raised by any neighbouring property owners/occupiers during the advertising process.

We can also provide assistance with any general planning enquiries, including providing general planning advice (ie. zoning and overlay controls) and details of whether a planning permit is required. For any general enquiries, please contact the Town Planning team on 1300 179 944. Alternatively, should you require a written response, please submit a request via the below link.

Requests for pre-application advice and any General Enquiries can be made at this link.

Please note any written advice, including written pre-application advice, will attract a fee. See Council’s Planning Fee Schedule for further information.

A written response to a pre-application or general enquiry request generally takes 10 to 15 business days, depending on the complexity of the enquiry.

If you are the Applicant and have lodged the application online, you can find the status of your application through the Track my Applications section of the website or by contacting the assigned Planner directly.

If you are an owner or future occupier of land that is currently subject to a planning application and you are not the Applicant, you can find the status of the application by searching current and completed applications at this link. To avoid confusion, there should only be one point of contact with Council for the Applicant, so speak to your representative to find out further details on your application rather than contacting Council.

Council has expanded on its Greenlight Planning, Building and Parking Permit Modules to allow applicants to lodge and keep track of applications for:

  • road opening/occupation
  • vehicle crossings
  • skip bin permits

The system aims to embrace on-line benefits of lodgement, information transfer and payments to provide a higher level of customer service for residents and applicants of the Council.

These permits are required as part of the Council's Local Laws, if you fail to make the appropriate application prior to undertaking works or locating a skip bin, you may be subject to enforcement action.

Applications can be lodged online by following the below link:

Greenlight Assets Permit Management System

Please lodge a request of demolition consent (Form A) online through Greenlight:

Lodge Form A online