Once Council has received your application for a planning permit, together with all of the necessary information and fees, the application will be allocated to a town planner. You will be notified in writing or via email of the planner’s name and contact number as well as your planning application number.
At this stage, an initial assessment is undertaken by the planner to determine whether there is any outstanding information that needs to be provided. If this is the case, the officer will write or email you and request further information that is required. Until this further information is submitted, the application is placed on hold.
Once the further information is submitted, the application may be advertised to the surrounding properties. Advertising will be for a period of 14 days, during which any person may view the plans and supporting documents, and lodge an objection.
After the advertising period, the Council Planner will undertake a detailed assessment against the policies and decisions guidelines of the Hobsons Bay Planning Scheme. The assessment will consider the relevant policies, together with any objections and responses from internal and external referral authorities, such as the Department of Transport and Planning and Melbourne Water.