Planning Fees

Fees must be paid when lodging a planning application. Fees are not refunded if the application is not supported by Council or withdrawn.

Payment can be made in person at one of our customer service centres or by cheque. Council cannot accept payment over the phone or email for planning applications.

Download: Statutory Planning Fee Schedule Statutory Planning Fee Schedule  

The Victorian State Government has recently made significant changes to statutory planning fees. New fees are effective as of 1 July 2017. You can find out more about the new fees on the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) website.

Please be advised that credit card payment forms can no longer be used as a form of payment for planning applications. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause

If you have any questions about the planning fee required for your application, you can contact Statutory Planning on (03) 9205 2802.

Fees for applications for permits under section 47 of the Planning & Environment Act 1987 (Regulation 9)
Fees for applications to amend permits under section 72 of the Planning & Environment Act 1987 (Regulation 11)

Class Type of Application Fee for Permit Application  Fee to Amend Permit 

1

Change or allow a new use of the land

 
$1,265.60

$1,265.60
  Amendment to change what the permit allows; or change any or all conditions  N/A  $1,265.60

 Single dwelling


To develop land, or to use and develop land for a single dwelling per lot, or to undertake development ancillary to the use of the land for a single dwelling per lot if the estimated cost of the development is:

 

 

2

Up to $10,000

$192.00

$192.00

3

$10,001 to $100,000

$604.40

 $604.40
4  $100,001 to $500,000 $1,237.10  $1,237.10
5  $500,001 to $1,000,000 $1,336.70  $1,336.70
6  $1,000,001 to $5,000,000 $1,436.20 $1,336.70
 VicSmart A permit that is the subject of a VicSmart application if the estimated cost of the development is:    
 7  Up to $10,000 $192.00 $192.00
 8  More than $10,000 $412.40 $412.40
 9 VicSmart application to subdivide or consolidate land $192.00 $192.00
 All other development To develop land if the estimated cost of the development is:

 

 

10

Up to $100,000

$1,10210

$1,102.10

11

$100,001 to  $1,000,000

$1,486.00

$1,486.00

12

$1,000,001 to $5,000,000

$3,277.70

$3,277.70

13

$5,000,001  -  $15,000,000

$8,354.30

$3,277.70

14

$15,000,001  -  $50,000,000

 $24,636.20 $3,277.70

15

More than $50,000,000
(to be charged at 50% until 13 October 2017)

$55,372.70

$3,277.70
Subdivision

 

 

16

To subdivide an existing building

$1,265.60

 $1,265.60

17

To subdivide land into two lots 

$1,265.60

 $1,265.60

18

To change the common boundary between two lots or to consolidate two or more lots 

$1,265.60

 $1,265.60

19

To subdivide land
($1,265.60 for each 100 lots created)

$1,265.60

 $1,265.60

20

To create, vary or remove a restriction within the meaning of the Subdivision Act 1988; or

To create or move a right of way; or

To create, vary or remove an easement other than a right of way; or

To vary or remove a condition in the nature of an easement other than a right of way in a Crown grant.

$1,265.60

$1,265.60

21

A permit not otherwise provided for in this Regulation

$1,265.60

$1,265.60

* the cost of development refers to the total estimated cost of the development

Permit applications for more than one class

Type of Application Fee
  1. An application for more than one class of permit set out in the above table:
  2. An application to amend a permit in more than one class set out in the above table:

The sum of:
The highest of the fees which would have applied if separate applications were made; and
50% of each of the other fees which would have applied if separate applications were made.

 Amending an application after notice has been given

Type of Application Fee
  1. Section 57A - Request to amend an application for permit after notice has been given; or
  2. Section 57A – Request to amend an application for an amendment to a permit after notice has been given:

40% of the application fee for that class of permit or amendment to permit; and
Where the class of application is changing to a new class of higher application fee, the difference between the fee for the application to be amended and the fee for the new class.

Subdivision Certification

 Regulation Certificate Fee
 6 Certification of a plan of subdivision

 $167.80

 7  Alteration of a plan of subdivision (prior to certification)  $106.70
 8  Amendment of a certified plan of subdivision  $135.10

Combined Permit Application and Planning Scheme Amendment

 
Under section 96A(4)(a) of the Act:
The sum of the highest of the fees which would have applied if separate applications were made and 50% of each of the other fees which would have applied if separate applications were made

Other Fees

Type of Application Fee
Certificate of Compliance under Section 97N

$312.80

Satisfaction matters $312.80
Amend or end a Section 173 Agreement $632.80 
Secondary consent to amend plans $165.00
Extension of time to a permit $220.00
 **Copy endorsed plans (GST inclusive) per set $71.40
 **Copy endorsed permit (GST inclusive) per set $73.90
 **Copy permit related (endorsed) A4 pages (GST inclusive) $47.60

 **A search fee may be payable for copy plans and permits if a permit reference is not included (this fee is for one copy endorsed plans and permit.

Residential (GST Inclusive)

Commercial/Industrial (GST Inclusive)


$144.90

$165.60

Property Information on Planning Controls:

Residential (GST Inclusive)

Commercial (GST Inclusive)

 
$144.90

$165.60

 Advertising fee:

First 10 units (GST Inclusive)

Per unit thereafter (GST Inclusive)

  
$288.40

$25.85
Request under Section 29A of the Building Act 1993 for Report and Consent on Proposed Demolition – Form A $65.40

 Photocopying other file documents per page:

A4

A3

AO

20c

$2

$10

Please note: copies of plans which have not been endorsed under the planning permit are not classified as public documents. To request a copy of these plans you are required to apply through the Freedom of Information process. Visit the Freedom of Information page of this website or call our customer service team on (03) 9205 2200 for more information.

Community Infrastructure Levy

The Community Infrastructure Levy is a financial contribution to new infrastructure that will be used by the new community, such as pavilions, in growth area developments. You can find out more about the levy here or by contacting Council on (03) 9205 2200.

Development Infrastructure Levy (DIL)

The Development Infrastructure Levy is a financial contribution made by developers prior to the development of their land for urban purposes.

Where a Development Contribution Plan (DCP) Schedule in the Hume Planning Scheme applies to land then the Development Infrastructure Levy must be paid prior to the issue of Statement of Compliance. The summary of the rates as at 1 July 2017 are below.

The rates should be read in conjunction with the relevant Development Contribution Plan. You can find out more information by contacting the Strategic Planning Department on (03) 9205 2200.

Development Contribution Plan (DCP) DIL per Net Development Hectare

Merrifield West

$259,741.21  

Greenvale West R3 $170,561.12
Greenvale Central (North) $184,300.22
Greenvale Central (South) $224,396.87  
Greenvale North R1 (Mickleham Road) $101,758.74 
Greenvale North R1  (Mt Aitken) $74,144.74 
 Lockerbie (All) $325,930.03
Lockerbie (Hume)  $242,513.79
Lockerbie (Mitchell)  $57,826.76
Lockerbie (Whittlesea)  $25,589.47
 Craigieburn R2 $157,499.95  

 

Public Open Space Contribution

When subdividing a property, a public open space levy may be imposed on the applicant as required by the Hume Planning Scheme. This assists with the creation and maintenance of open spaces within the community.

Council will require this contribution if it considers that as a result of the subdivision, there will be a need for more open space. Whether or not a property is subject to this levy will depend on the town planner’s assessment and will be determined when an application is made for planning approval. Clause 52.01 of the Hume Planning Scheme also sets some exemptions to this contribution.

The fee is based on the value of the land as a whole, before subdivision. Generally, the open space contribution is five per cent of the value of the property before subdividing.

Payment of the Public Open Space Contribution will need to be paid before a subdivision is released by Council (before issuing the Statement of Compliance).

Metropolitan Planning Levy (MPL)

Certain planning permit applications require a levy paid to the State Revenue Office to accommodate Melbourne's rapid growth. If the estimated cost of development is $1,013,692.16 or more, this levy is required to be paid and the MPL certificate issued by the State Revenue Office will need to be submitted with all planning permit applications of this amount or higher. You can find out more information on the State Revenue Office website.

Fees are updated annually. The above fees are current as of 1 July 2017. Most fees are regulated by the State Government.


Updated : 4:55 PM, 6 October 2017

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