Amending a planning permit, endorsed plans or current application

There are three types of amendments to plans and planning permits that are explained in detail below.

Amendments to what a permit allows, permit conditions, or major plan changes (Section 72)

These amendments can be made in accordance with Section 72 of the Planning and Environment Act 1987, and they are therefore referred to as 'Section 72 amendments'.

Section 72 amendments are the same as normal planning permit applications in the following ways:

  • Council can request further information in relation to the proposed amendment/s and can set a lapse date by which such information is to be received;
  • If it is considered that the amendment/s have the potential to affect the adjoining and surrounding properties in any way, Section 72 amendments can be advertised; and
  • Any affected party (permit applicant or objector) has appeal rights relating to a Council decision for an amended planning permit.

You can submit a Section 72 application online through our online applications portal. You will need to register an account before doing so.

Register online.

Once you have registered an account you can use the following links to submit your application to amend a planning permit (you will be prompted to log in first if you haven't done so):

As a minimum you will need to provide the following information with your Section 72 amendment application:

  • Current copy of the Certificate of Title for your property (less than 3 months old). You can get a current copy of the Certificate of Title for your property by searching the title register at Landata.
  • Original permit number.
  • Information about whether the approved use/development has commenced.
  • A clear explanation of the changes that you want to make to your planning permit, permit conditions, or endorsed plans.
  • PDF copies of amended plans if relevant.
  • A town planning report justifying the amended proposal against the relevant provisions of the Moonee Valley Planning Scheme.

Minor changes to endorsed plans (Secondary consent)

If you want to make minor changes to the plans that were approved as part of your planning permit application you can apply under 'secondary consent'. Secondary consent applications can generally be processed relatively quickly and are not required to be advertised to adjoining and surrounding properties.

Minor changes to approved plans are those which have no potential impact on adjoining properties and do not require additional planning permission or variations to permit conditions.

Any changes to what the permit allows, conditions of permit, or major changes on the plans which would affect adjoining properties in any way cannot be processed under the secondary consent provisions.

If you are unsure if you are eligible to apply for a secondary consent amendment contact our statutory planning department on 9243 8888 to speak with a planning officer.

Prior to submitting a secondary consent application you will need to have registered for our online services. Please allow up to 48 hours for your registration to be processed.

Register online.

Once you have registered an account you can use the following link to submit your application (you will be prompted to log in first if you haven't done so):

Submit a secondary consent amendment.

Amend a current planning application (Section 50/50A/57A)

At times, some applicants change their application as a result of feedback, a request for further information, in response to concerns raised by adjoining properties or for various other reasons. This process is known as either a Section 50, 50A or 57A amendment, depending on who initiates the change and at what stage of an application the change occurs. 

Section 50 (applicant initiated) and 50A (Council initiated) amendments are those which occur before an application has been advertised. These amendments incur no statutory fees.

Section 57A amendments are those which occur after an application has already been advertised - these amendments incur a fee of 40% of the original application cost. It is important to note that we may re-advertise a Section 57A amendment if it is deemed necessary.

You can submit Section 50/50A/57A amendments online. Prior to submitting a secondary consent application you will need to have registered for our online services. Please allow up to 48 hours for your registration to be processed.

Register online.

Once you have registered an account you can use the following link to submit your application (you will be prompted to log in first if you haven't done so):

Submit an amendment to a current planning application.
Last updated: Monday, 22 April 2019, 9:49 PM