Planning

What is planning?

Planning relates to how we use land. We make most planning decisions that affect Darebin, considering the impact on community, environment and life.

Planning relates to how we use and develop land. We make most planning decisions that affect Darebin, while considering the impact on community, environment and everyday life.

A planning decision could affect public transport, a shopping centre expansion or the location of a public park. We may also have to decide whether to support a new use or development, such as two buildings on residential land or a new restaurant in a commercial area.

If we support a new use or development, we issue a planning permit with conditions. If we oppose a development, we state the grounds for our decision.

Our Statutory Planning team mostly assesses planning permit applications and provides information and advice about planning controls.