Streamlined Planning Permits For Victoria

08/07/2013 7:05 pm

The Victorian Planning Minister Matthew Guy has released a discussion paper inviting feedback on the new VicSmart process for assessing straightforward permit applications.

Simple planning applications will be dealt with faster and more efficiently with the new VicSmart process.

VicSmart will speed up the assessment of straightforward, low impact applications such as fences, decks, pergolas and business signs from an average 62 business days to 10 business days.

These applications make up approximately 8500, or about 15 per cent, of all permit applications a year.

The Planning Minister also announced a streamlined VCAT process should an application review be required, including a shorter decision timeframe.

The Department of Transport, Planning and Local Infrastructure will be conducting a series of information sessions across the state with councils, industry stakeholders and peak bodies.

Further information including the discussion paper and instructions for making a submission