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Statutory Planning Fees

In most cases, Statutory Planning fees can be paid upon lodgement using Moonee Valley City Council's online application lodgement service.

Other fees such as for advertising or Section 57A amendments can be paid by filling out a credit card/EFT payment form (pdf, 192KB) and emailing to council@mvcc.vic.gov.au

Alternatively, you can contact the Statutory Planning Department on 9243 9111 to arrange your payment over the phone or pay in person at the Civic Centre. Please remember to quote your application reference number and/or the property address when providing payment details to Council.

About Statutory Planning Fees

  • The cost of development for a permit application relates to the total estimated cost of the proposal (i.e. how much for a two dwelling development, how much will it cost to construct the dwellings?). For an application to amend a permit, the total cost relates to the original cost of development permitted, plus the additional costs of development related to the amended application.
  • The statutory fees listed are from the Planning and Environment (Fees) Interim Regulations 2016 and are set by the State Government, effective as of 9 June, 2016.
  • Non-statutory fees for photocopying, written enquiries, extensions of time, etc. are set by Moonee Valley City Council.
  • GST does not apply to statutory fees but applies to all other fees and is inclusive in the listed fees.
  • Fees (with the exception of exempt applications) must be paid when lodging an application and any application submitted without the prescribed fee will not be registered or considered until we have received full payment.
  • Reference should be made to the Planning and Environment (Fees) Regulations 2016 and the Subdivision (Fees) Regulations 2016 to obtain the complete wording of individual fee regulations and other regulations (which include planning scheme amendment fees, waiving and rebating provisions).
  • Please refer to the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning website for more information about statutory planning fees in Victoria.

Current Statutory Planning Fees

Download a copy of the current Statutory Planning fees (pdf, 414KB) or view the fees in the tables below.

Change of use applications

CLASS OF PERMIT TYPE OF APPLICATION  FEE FOR PERMIT APPLICATION   FEE TO AMEND PERMIT
1 Change or allow a new use of the land (includes liquor license and reduction of car parking applications) $1,286.10 $1,286.10

Single dwelling applications (Construct/extend one dwelling, development ancillary to one dwelling)

CLASS OF PERMIT TYPE OF APPLICATION FEE FOR PERMIT APPLICATION FEE TO AMEND PERMIT
2 $0-$10,000 $195.10 $195.10
3 $10,001-$100,000 $614.20 $614.20
4 $100,001-$500,000 $1,257.20 $1,257.20
5 $500,001-$1,000,000 $1,358.30 $1,358.30
6 $1,000,001-$2,000,000 $1,459.50 $1,358.30
  $2,000,001+ Refer to classes 13-15 below for the relevant fee Refer to classes 13-15 below for the relevant fee

VicSmart applications

CLASS OF PERMIT TYPE OF APPLICATION FEE FOR PERMIT APPLICATION FEE TO AMEND PERMIT
7 $0-$10,000 $195.10 $195.10
8 $10,001+ $419.10 $419.10
9 VicSmart application to subdivide or consolidate land $195.10 $195.10
10 VicSmart application (other) $195.10 $195.10

Other development applications (including two or more dwellings on a lot and non-residential buildings and works)

CLASS OF PERMIT TYPE OF APPLICATION FEE FOR PERMIT APPLICATION FEE TO AMEND PERMIT
11 $0-$100,000 $1,119.90 $1,119.90
12 $100,01-$1,000,000 $1,510.00 $1,510.00
13 $1,000,001-$5,000,000 $3,330.70 $3,330.70
14 $5,000,001-$15,000,000 $8,489.40 $3,330.70
15 $15,000,001-$50,000,000 $25,034.60 $3,330.70
16 $50,000,001+ $56,268.30 $3,330.70

Subdivision applications

CLASS OF PERMIT TYPE OF APPLICATION FEE FOR PERMIT APPLICATION FEE TO AMEND PERMIT
17 Subdivide an existing building $1,286.10 $1,286.10
18 Subdivide land into 2 lots $1,286.10 $1,286.10 
19 Realignment of a common boundary between lots or consolidation of 2 or more lots $1,286.10 $1,286.10
20 Subdivide land into 3 or more lots ($1,265.60 per 100 lots created) $1,286.10 $1,286.10
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To:

a) Create, vary or remove a restriction (within the meaning of the Act)

or

b) Create or remove a right of way

or

c) Create, vary or remove an easement other than a right of way

or

d) Vary or remove a condition in the nature of an easement (other than a right of way) in a crown grant

$1,286.10 $1,286.10
22 A permit not otherwise provided for in the regulation $1,286.10 $1,286.10

Section 72 Amendment Applications

CLASS OF PERMIT TYPE OF APPLICATION FEE TO AMEND PERMIT
N/A Section 72 Amendment to change the statement of what the permit allows; or change any or all conditions (other than a permit to develop land or undertake development ancillary to the use of the land for a single dwelling per lot.)
$1,286.10
1 - 21 Amendment to a Class 1 - 21 permit Refer to 'Fee to Amend Permit' column for the corresponding class of permit above

Permit applications for more than one class

TYPE OF APPLICATION FEE FOR PERMIT APPLICATION 

(1) An application for more than one class of permit set out in the above tables

(2) An application to amend a permit in more than one class set out in the able tables

The sum of:

The highest of the fees which would have applied if separate applications were made; and

50% of each of the other fees which would have applied if separate applications were made

Amending an application after notice has been given

Type of application Fee for permit application

(1) Section 57A - request to amend an application for a permit after notice has been given; or

(2) Section 57A - request to amend an application for an amendment to a permit after notice has been given; or

40% of the application fee for that class of permit or amendment to permit; and

Where the class of application is changing to a new class of higher application fee, the difference between the fee for the application to be amended and the new class

Other fees

Type of application Fee for permit application

Combined permit application and planning scheme amendment

Under Section 96A(4)(a) of the Act: the sum of the highest of the fees which would have applied if separate applications were made and 50% of the other fees which would have applied if separate applications were made

Certificate of Compliance (Section 97N) $317.90
For an agreement to a proposal to amend or end an agreement under Section 173 of the Act $643.00
Planning Certificate

$21.70 (paper lodgements)

$7.00 (electronic lodgements)

Where a planning scheme specifies that a matter must be done to the satisfaction of a responsible authority or municipal council $317.90

Subdivision certification and engineering

Regulation Purpose Fee for application
6 Certification of a Plan of Subdivision $170.50
7 Alterations of plan under Section 10(2) of the Act $108.40
8 Amendment of Certified Plan $137.30
9 Checking of Engineering Plans 0.75% of the estimated cost of construction of the works proposed in the engineering plan (maximum fee)
10 Engineering Plan prepared by Council 3.5% of the estimated cost of construction of the works proposed in the engineering plan (maximum fee)
11 Supervision of works 2.5% of the estimated cost of construction of the works proposed in the engineering plan (maximum fee)

Demolition 29A

Type of application Fee for application 
Demolition Consent Certificate (Section 29A) $83.10

Additional fees

Discretionary fees Fee for application
Planning Enquiry (Residential) $148.45
Planning Enquiry (Non-Residential) $236.65
Pre-application Meeting (Residential) $148.45
Pre-application Meeting (Non-Residential) $236.65
Heritage Pre-application Meeting (Residential) $148.45
Heritage Pre-application Meeting (Non-Residential) $236.65
Extension of time $250.00
Condition 1 Plans (for each revision) $100
Resubmission of a Construction and Site Management Plan $280.90
On request for an inspection or if documentation is unsatisfactory and requires a final inspection before issue of Statement of Compliance $150.00
Peer review of Section 173 Agreements not prepared by Council solicitors - Administration fee Outsource to Council solicitor - charge costs as per invoice plus $212.00 administration fee
File retrieval and/or copy of endorsed plans $86.50
Withdrawal of application (refund) (Only if prior to commencement of advertising) 50% of original application fee

Non-Statutory fee concession for Charitable, Community or Volunteer Emergency Service Organisations where the organisation is non-profit or holds official registration as charity.

*If the purpose is primarily for commercial purposes, no concession will be available.

50% of the calculated Non-Statutory fee
Advertising of Planning Application - additional charges for sign (per notice on site) $30.95
Advertising of Planning Application - minimum fee (up to 15 letters) $154.85
Advertising of Planning Application - over 15 letters (per additional letter) $9.05

Additional fees - Secondary Consent amendments

Discretionary fees Fee for application
Secondary Consent (1 dwelling - includes dwelling extensions and alterations) $159.00
Secondary Consent (2 - 9 dwellings) $495.00
Secondary Consent (10+ dwellings) $825.00
Secondary Consent (Commercial or Industrial) $275.00
Secondary Consent (Enforcement) $825.00
Secondary Consent (Mixed Use) $825.00
Secondary Consent (VicSmart and Subdivisions) $150.36

Photocopying charges (inclusive of gst)

The following charges apply to the copying of any plans or other written documentation that relate to a planning application:
A0 - $11.55                  A1 - $8.37                 A2 - $5.62                 A3 - $3.45   A4 - First 20 free than $1.64 each

Retrieval of planning files

A fee of $81.57 applies to the retrieval of a planning file from archives that are stored off-site and/or a copy of endorsed plans.

Advertising costs (inclusive of GST)

Most planning applications are subject to the notification procedures specified in Section 52 of the Planning and Environment Act 1987. There are costs associated with this notification procedure that must be paid by the permit applicant as required.

These costs are $154.85 minimum advertising fee (for up to 15 letters) and $9.05 for each additional letter (after 15 letters) plus $30.95 per site notice.

Current Strategic Planning fees

Stage Stage of Amendment Fee Paid to
1

For:

a) considering a request to amend a planning scheme; and

b) taking action required by Division 1 of Part 3 of the Act; and

c) considering any submissions which do not seek a change to the amendment; and

d) if applicable, abandoning the amendment.

$2,976.70 Moonee Valley City Council
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For:

a) considering

(i) up to and including 10 submissions which seek a change to an amendment and where necessary referring the submissions to a panel; or

$14,753.50;

or

Moonee Valley City Council
(ii) 11 to (and including) 20 submissionswhich seek a change to an amendment and where necessary referring the submissions to a panel; or

$29,478.00;

or

(iii) Submissions that exceed 20 submissionswhich seek a change to an amendment and where necessary referring the submissions to a panel;and $39,405.20

b) providing assistance to a panel in accordance with Section 158 of the Act; and

c) making a submission to a panel appointed under Part 8 of the Act at a hearing referred to in Section 24(b) of the Act; and

d) considering the panel's report in accordance with Section 27 of the Act; and

e) after considering submissions and the panel's report, abandoning the amendment.

3

For:

a) adopting the amendment or part of the amendment in accordance with Section 29 of the Act; and

b) submitting the amendment for approval by the Minister in accordance with Section 31 of the Act; and

c) giving the notice of approval of the amendment required by Section 36(2) of the Act.

$469.90 if the Minister is not the planning authority;

or nil fee is the Minister is the planning authority

Moonee Valley City Council
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For:

a) consideration by the Minister of a request to approve the amendment in accordance with Section 35 of the Act; and

b) giving notice of approval of the amendment in accordance with Section 36(1) of the Act.

$469.90 if the Minister is not the planning authority;

or nil fee is the Minister is the planning authority

The Minister
Last updated: Tuesday, 29 January 2019, 3:51 AM