Planning refers to decisions that change the environment and affect everyday life. These decisions might be about new public transport, the expansion of a shopping centre or the location of a public park.
Council makes most of the planning decisions that affect Darebin. It decides whether to support or oppose a new use or development from starting. For example, a decision might be about the development of two dwellings on land in a residential area or the commencement of a new restaurant in a commercial area.
If the council decides to support the use or development, it would issue a planning permit with conditions. If it decides to oppose a development, it would refuse the proposal stating its grounds for the decision.
Our Statutory Planning team primarily assesses applications for planning permits and provides information and advice about planning controls.