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Steps to help prepare your planning application for Council.

Prepare and submit your application

formSteps to help prepare your planning application for Council.

Step 1: Pre-application meeting

It is recommended that you request a pre-application meeting as a part of the application process.

Council officers can provide specific advice on whether the proposal is generally consistent with the Swan Hill Planning Scheme and will also aim to assist you in becoming fully aware of the expected standard and extent of documentation required to be provided with your application to reduce or avoid the need for Council to request further information.

Please note: If you have already received advice that you require a planning permit, proceed to Step 2 and Step 3.
Request a pre-application meeting

Step 2: Review the checklists

To ensure you have the relevant documentation ready to submit your application please refer to the planning permit checklist below and any additional checklists appropriate to your application.

Planning permit checklist

Additional checklists

Step 3: Submit your application

All planning submissions are made electronically (paperless) through the “Greenlight”, Council’s online permit management system. You will need to register as a user, which will then allow you to lodge your application, view its status and receive correspondence.

Start your online planning application

Step 4: Fees

Once you submit your online application a member of the planning department will be in contact to arrange payment of the application fee.

Need help?

Submit a Building or Planning enquiryBook a meeting with Planning Request planning documents

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