About planning permits

A planning permit is a legal document stating that a particular use or development (subdivision, buildings and works) may proceed on a specific piece of land. It is always subject to a time limit and expires under specified circumstances. Council may impose conditions on a permit.

The ability to apply for a planning permit does not necessarily result in approval of an application. Because a permit can be granted does not imply that a permit should or will be granted. Council must decide whether the proposal will produce acceptable outcomes in terms of the Indigo Planning Scheme.

It is important not to confuse planning permits with building permits. Building permits relate to the method of construction of a building or development. If you have a planning permit you may still need to get a building permit.


Last updated: 21 October 2011