Got an Issue?
- Impacted by a new development application?
- SLO Tree removal. – A protected tree requires a Planning Permit to:
- Planning objection form.
- Planning Forum – opportunity for objectors and developer to reach compromise
- More than 11 objections then Councillors vote on decision. Meetings are open or can be viewed online
- Speaking about a proposal to a Council meeting
Useful Planning Links.
- City of Whitehorse Planning Department
- View upcoming decisions (Agenda) or decisions made at Council meetings (Minutes)
- Whitehorse interactive Maps
- Planning Scheme – pdf Download
- Online Planning Scheme, search tools and reference documents (Planning dept.)
- Planning scheme Maps
- Significant Landscape Overlay Maps
- Significant Landscape Overlay schedule – SLO1, SLO2
- Planning Scheme Amendments
- Previous VCAT determinations also Local list
- Council meeting Decisions – Agendas and Minutes
- Apartment design standards
- Summary of 2017 reforms to residential zones
- National Trust Advocacy Toolkit
- Titles search
- Land and Survey Spatial Information
The Objection Process.
VCAT Hearing – The next step.
- Submit ‘Statement of Grounds’ by the due date. Complete electronically or print and fill in by pen. Send copies by email or post to applicant, VCAT and Council.
- Fees may apply
- Standard fee for individuals presenting a submission at a hearing as at 1 July 2019 is $20.70 for individuals or incorporated groups with less than $200,000 annual turnover, or $10.40 for Health Care card holder
- Apply to VCAT to review Council decision to grant a permit. Download Application Form (Fees apply)
Enforcement of permit conditions.
- Conditions are not always met in the final construction. Often residents are left to identify and report breaches but Who can enforce a condition in a planning permit?
How does Whitehorse Compare with other Councils?