Due to current wet weather conditions the Apollo Bay Airfield runway has soft edges. Exercise extreme caution at this airfield.
Planning Permits relate to the use and development of the land.
Council's Planning Department is responsible for land use and development under the Planning and Environment Act through the provisions of the Colac Otway Planning Scheme and for administering subdivision in accordance with the Subdivision Act 1988. Planning Permits can only be issued by Council, VCAT or the Minister for Planning.
Before you start a new business, construct a new building, or change the way land or buildings are used you need to check if a planning permit is required. You may require a Planning Permit for a house, business, building works or a fence, depending on the zone and overlays applicable to your property.
Council is also responsible for amending the Planning Scheme, including rezoning, although all decisions are subject to final approval by the Minister for Planning. Council undertakes a range of strategic planning projects to guide future use and development in the shire.
View Current Planning Applications on Exhibition.
The need for a planning permit depends on a number of factors. Find out the details in this section.
Fill in and submit an online enquiry form here.
It is recommended that you consult Council's Planning Department early in the process of preparing an application to ensure you are aware of all submission requirements. Find out more here.
Apply for an amendment or extension of time for a Planning Permit
Other planning approvals include: ending or amending Section 173 Agreements, Certificate of Compliance and Written Consent
Apply for Copy of a Planning Permit or a Planning Certificate
Make changes to your allotments via subdivision, realignment, consolidation, etc.
View the minutes of the Ondit and Mooleric Quarry Consultative Committees.