View Current Planning Applications on Exhibition

Making a submission

If you would like to make a submission relating to a planning permit application, you must do so in writing to the Planning Department.  You can use forms (below) or email If you wish to make a submission via post, please send to Colac-Otway Shire Council Planning Department, PO Box 283, Colac VIC 3250. Please ensure you include the property address and reference number in your objection.

Make a Submission to a Planning Application 

Withdrawal of Objection to a Planning Application

Appealing a decision

If an applicant or resident is unhappy with a decision there may be an option to have the application reviewed by the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT).

All objections are publicly available

Copies of your objections/submissions are public documents which maybe viewed by the applicant, Councillors or other interested parties for the purpose of consideration as part of the planning process.

The expiry date relates to the closing date for public exhibition, however submissions will be accepted until a decision is made on the application.

Viewing of applications on Notice can be made via Public Inspection at Council Offices by appointment; or Private viewing via Microsoft Teams video conference.

This addresses the requirements of Part 10A, Section 205(2) of the COVID-19 Omnibus (Emergency Measures) Act 2020.

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Search development applications

If you wish to view recent applications where public notice is finished but no decision has been made on the application, please email or contact Statutory Planning Department on 5232 9400.