Need to change your permit?

Amending a planning permit

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After a planning permit is issued, you can apply to make changes to the:

  • Endorsed Plans
  • Conditions on the Planning Permit
  • Change the description of what the permit allows
  • Expiry date of the permit
Please email the details of the amendment (and any plans if available) to the planning department planning@swanhill.vic.gov.au for advice on which application you may need to apply for.

Secondary Consent application

If the changes you are looking to make to your approved plans are only minor you can apply for a Secondary Consent application as long as the changes meet the following criteria:

  • The changes must not transform the permit to a use and development that was not previously considered and approved
  • The description of what is allowed by the permit cannot be altered by Secondary Consent
  • The permit conditions cannot be varied or deleted by Secondary Consent
  • The changes cannot be contrary to any condition in the original permit
  • The changes cannot be those that would trigger an additional planning permit under the Swan Hill Planning Scheme
  • The changes must not cause material detriment to the surrounding area as there is no advertising associated with a Secondary Consent

If you make changes as a Secondary Consent, you don’t need to notify the public or advertise the change

Apply for Secondary Consent*

* Please note: You will need to search for the application either by address or permit number (if known).

Amendment to Planning Permit

For bigger changes you will need to apply to amend your planning permit.

Changes may include:

  • Change what the permit allows
  • Change the permit conditions
  • Propose changes that cause material detriment to adjoining or nearby properties
  • Transform the proposal
Apply to amend a Planning Permit*

* Please note: You will need to search for the application either by address or permit number (if known).

Request an extension of time to a Planning Permit

As the owner or occupier of the land, you may apply for an extension of time to the commencement or completion date of an existing permit:

  • Within 6 months after the permit expiry date, where the use or development allowed by the permit has not yet started (commencement)
    OR
  • within 12 months after the permit expiry date, where the development allowed by the permit lawfully started before the permit expired, but has not been completed

A permit cannot be extended if a request is made outside the above timeframes and you will not be able to apply to VCAT for a review of the matter.  You will need to apply for a brand new planning permit.

It is up to Council as to how long your planning permit is extended. Council might also decide on a different date for your permit extension, rather than what you have requested.

The following circumstances have a strong impact on whether Council approves the request (and for how long):

  • Whether there has been a change of planning policy
  • Whether the landowner is seeking to “warehouse” the permit
  • Intervening circumstances as bearing upon grant or refusal
  • The total elapse of time
  • Whether the limit originally imposed was adequate
  • The economic burden imposed on the landowner by the permit
  • The probability of a permit issuing should a fresh application be made
Apply to request an extension of time to a Planning Permit*

* Please note: You will need to search for the application either by address or permit number (if known).

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Need help?

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For more information contact
Planning Department
Phone: (03) 5036 2352

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