Planning inspections and investigations
Our planning officers can conduct on-site inspections to assess planning permits applications. The Planning Enforcement Unit may also visit sites to investigate suspected planning breaches.
Inspections give us a better understanding of development sites and their surrounds. They also help us make the right decisions on planning permit applications.
Our staff must carry photo ID when entering private property.
For more information about inspections, call our planning department on 03 8470 8850.
We can investigate properties to find out if they comply with relevant regulations and laws.
The main reasons for investigations are:
- suspected breaches of the Darebin Planning Scheme or a Section 173 agreement
- non-compliance with planning permit conditions
- suspected building works that differs with the endorsed plans of a development.
If we think you're unlikely to voluntarily comply with our requests within a satisfactory time, we'll move on to the enforcement process.