The Victorian planning system is set up to ensure that you have the opportunity to comment on a planning permit that may affect you before a decision is made. Anyone can lodge an objection to a planning permit application, and Council must consider all objections when assessing the application.
Objections can be lodged with Council any time up to when a decision is made. However, objections are usually lodged during the 14-day period which the application is advertised. Once you've lodged an objection, Council is required to advise you of any decision made on the application. You'll also be advised of any relevant meetings held to consider the application.
To lodge an objection, you need to either:
- Complete a Planning Permit Objection form, or
- Write a letter or email, that includes your name and contact details (including address), the planning application number, address of the property in question, and a statement of how the proposal will affect you.
You can lodge your written objection by post or email or in person to:
Borough of Queenscliffe, 50 Learmonth Street (PO Box 93), Queenscliffe, VIC, 3225 or E email@example.com