Application requirements

Every planning permit application is subject to application requirements which must be provided to enable us to make a decision on the proposal.

In many instances these requirements are set out in the Moonee Valley Planning Scheme. However, as each application is unique we may request additional specific information for the proposal to enable its assessment.

General requirements

In general, every planning permit application should be accompanied by the following items:

  • a lodgement fee (this will be required prior to submission for online lodgements);
  • a description of what the permit is for and what the proposal involves;
  • an estimation of the costs of the works (if the application is for development/buildings and works). From 1 July 2018, a valid Metropolitan Planning Levy Certificate will be required where the estimated cost of works for the proposed development exceeds $1,052,000 - see the State Revenue Office website for more information;
  • a current (obtained within no more than three months prior to lodgement) Certificate of Title including Plan of Subdivision and any covenants or Section 173 Agreements. These can be obtained online from the LANDATA website; and
  • electronic copies of plans and any other additional information such as town planning reports responding to the relevant provisions of the Moonee Valley Planning Scheme.

Documents submitted must be in pdf format and should be labelled as follows:

  • New Application - Address - Certificate of Title
  • New Application - Address -  Plans
  • New Application - Address - Reports

A failure to provide any application requirements will result in a delay to the processing/assessment of an application and may also result in a decision to refuse the proposal.

Application checklists

In addition to the above. we have prepared the following application checklists for the most common application types in the municipality:

In some instances a planning permit application may incorporate multiple permit triggers, for example, use of the land for a medical centre, display of advertising signage and reduction in car parking requirements. In these instances the application requirements of all identified permit triggers will be required to be met.

VicSmart applications

In order for a VicSmart application to be processed, all of the application requirements must be met, unless they are not relevant to your specific proposal. A failure to provide any of the application requirements will prevent a VicSmart application from being processed within the 10 business days timeframe.

The following checklists are a comprehensive guide for the application requirements of each type of VicSmart application:

See the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning website for more information on the VicSmart application process.

Heritage guidelines

Any planning permit application relating to alterations to a building in a heritage overlay should be designed in accordance with the our heritage guidelines (pdf, 9.32MB).

Separate to the heritage guidelines, we have also prepared individual precinct guidelines (pdf, 5.03MB) for each heritage overlay precinct which provide more specific guidance for works relative to each heritage precinct.

You can find out more about the heritage guidelines and individual precinct guidelines at the Planning Scheme Amendment C163 page of our website.

Waste Management Guidelines

A Waste Management Plan (WMP) is often required to be prepared and endorsed as a condition of a planning permit. This condition is normally applied to multi-dwelling developments but can also be applied to proposals where waste generation is a consideration. Larger and more complex development applications such as multi-storey building proposals will often be required to demonstrate suitable waste management on a WMP prior to a planning permit being approved.

Waste Management Plans are important to ensure that waste management systems don’t adversely affect pedestrian spaces, local businesses, traffic, litter, noise and odours.

A WMP has minimum requirements and preferred design options, and these are outlined in Council’s Waste Management Plans – A guideline for planning applicants (pdf, 1.33MB). It is important that all information outlined in the minimum requirements of the guidelines are adequately addressed.

Where additional information is required or is not adequate, Council may request further detail and a resubmission of a WMP. A fee of $280.90 - $2000.00 will be applied for each WMP resubmission for review and assessment. Fees will be applied to reflect the inadequacy of the WMP. 

The objective of a WMP is to ensure that new developments consider and implement best practice waste management designs and systems. When possible waste management systems should be discussed with the Statutory Planning department before the application is submitted.

WMPs can be submitted through Council's online applications portal:

Register online 

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

Submit documents for endorsement
Last updated: Thursday, 2 May 2019, 3:54 AM