Planning Permit Activity In Victoria 2018/19

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Victoria

Planning scheme information

Victoria Location Map
Planning scheme: All planning schemes in Victoria
Location: South-eastern Australia
Area: 227,590 sq. km


The following is a summary of the planning permit activity for the state of Victoria.

The figures shown below are correct as at 16-11-2020. The hyperlinked figures will search for the relevant current data in the Planning Permit Activity Reporting System (PPARS) and can only be accessed by registered Council users.

Click on the icon for further information about how these figures are calculated.

For further information about any of these figures, please contact Planning Support.


Data Accuracy

PPARs reports are subject to change as data is submitted by responsible authorities. Data sourced from PPARs should reference the report 'generated date' and statement of data accuracy which notes if any responsible authorities data is missing.

PPARs applies data checks in the form of 'business rules' to all data submitted for consistency. The validity of data relies on responsible authority systems, data entry and accurate submissions to PPARs.

Planning Support will update reports with late submissions from responsible authorities on request.

At the time of generation/update, the following responsible authorities had not provided data to PPARs for every month during the period of this report:

Central Goldfields, Hepburn, Mount Alexander, West Wimmera


Application activity

2018/19 2017/18 % Change
Total applications received 50,844   54,545   -6.8%
New permit application 43,493 [85.5%] 46,985 [86.1%] -7.4%
Amended permit application 7,317 [14.4%] 7,531 [13.8%] -2.8%
Combined permit application 26 [0.1%] 21 [0.0%] 23.8%
Total responsible authority outcomes 52,209   54,737   -4.6%
Notices of Decision to issue permit
(includes amended permits)
6,333 [12.1%] 6,850 [12.5%] -7.5%
Refusal 2,225 [4.3%] 2,269 [4.1%] -1.9%
Withdrawn / Not required / Lapsed 5,328 [10.2%] 5,433 [9.9%] -1.9%
Final outcomes 50,345   53,309   -5.6%
New permit issued 37,620 [74.7%] 39,794 [74.6%] -5.5%
Amended permit issued 6,230 [12.4%] 6,725 [12.6%] -7.4%
Combined permit issued 18 [0.0%] 15 [0.0%] 20.0%
No permit issued 6,477 [12.9%] 6,774 [12.7%] -4.4%

Applications received and decided


25,000
0
Jul 18 Aug 18 Sep 18 Oct 18 Nov 18 Dec 18 Jan 19 Feb 19 Mar19 Apr 19 May 19 Jun 19
 Active at the start of the period    Received during the period    Determined during the period  


Performance figures

  2018/19 2017/18 % Change
Applications with:      
Public notice 20,089 [39.9%] 21,562 [40.4%] -6.8%
Further information 25,685 [51.0%] 26,576 [49.9%] -3.4%
Referrals 12,965 [25.8%] 13,089 [24.6%] -0.9%
Submissions 5,959 [11.8%] 6,893 [12.9%] -13.5%
Financial          
Total value of fees for applications received $61,788,094 $74,648,406 -17.2%
Average fee per application received $1,215 $1,369 -11.2%
Total estimated cost of works for permits issued $33,215,805,557 $35,772,978,351 -7.1%
Average cost of works per permit issued $757,176 $768,733 -1.5%
 
Processing times          
Average gross days to
Responsible Authority determination
116 120 -3.3%
Median processing days to
Responsible Authority determination
77 80 -3.8%
Completed within sixty days 63.9% 61.4% 4.1%
Average gross days to final outcome 125 131 -4.6%
Median processing days to final outcome 78 80 -2.5%
VicSmart applications          
Received 8180 7552 8.3%
Completed 8081 7375 9.6%
Completed within ten days 78.5% 78.5% 0.0%

Reviews at the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT)

  2018/19 2017/18 % Change
Grounds for appeal to VCAT:
Section 77: Appeal against refusal by RA 802   932   -13.9%
Section 79: Appeal against failure to grant 170   237   -28.3%
Section 80: Appeal against conditions 211   279   -24.4%
Section 82: Appeal against issue of permit 337   371   -9.2%
 
Total determinations 1884   2336   -19.3%
 
Processing times
Average gross days to determination 178   175   1.7%
Median processing days to determination 181   175   3.4%

*Appeals may have multiple grounds for review, and thus may be listed more than once.

*PPARs annual reports use VCAT figures sourced directly from the Department of Justice and do not reference the VCAT data submitted to PPARs by responsible authorities.


Outcomes for Permits Issued

Application categories for permits issued

Note that permits may have more than one category.

Category: New permits / Amended & Combined permits (Total permits) 0 2000 4000 6000 8000 10000 Change or extension of use: 3900/992 (4892) Alterations to a building, structure or dwelling: 3946/956 (4902) Extension to an existing dwelling or associated structure: 4412/629 (5041) Extension to an existing building or structure (other than a dwelling): 956/169 (1125) One or more new buildings: 3822/544 (4366) Single dwelling: 4048/592 (4640) Multi-dwelling: 5886/1475 (7361) Other buildings and works (i.e. septic tanks, dams): 1986/255 (2241) Demolition: 1385/131 (1516) Native vegetation removal: 847/133 (980) Other vegetation removal: 1788/94 (1882) Consolidation: 15/1 (16) Subdivision of land: 6512/566 (7078) Subdivision of buildings: 964/19 (983) Subdivision - Change to easement and/or restrictions: 501/40 (541) Subdivision- Removal of covenant: 126/6 (132) Subdivision - Realignment of boundary: 264/22 (286) Liquor licence: 475/122 (597) Waiving of parking requirements: 746/227 (973) Signage: 2070/190 (2260) Telecommunications facility: 89/3 (92) Other: 1669/942 (2611)

The net number of additional dwellings approved is 37,402


The net number of lots created from subdivision approval is 59,507



Of the 43,868 permits issued for the Victoria planning scheme, 7,881 included a change of land use.

Current land use   Proposed land use
6.4% Agriculture 0.8%
0.7% Food and drink premises 3.2%
5.9% Industry and warehouse 10.8%
0.5% Leisure and recreation 3.7%
1.9% Office 2.8%
0.6% Place of assembly 1.6%
6.8% Residential / Accommodation 56.7%
4.0% Retail premises 3.2%
69.5% Vacant 1.0%
0.1% Child care 1.9%
0.2% Education centre 0.6%
0.0% Mineral extraction 0.2%
0.0% Pleasure boat facility 0.0%
0.1% Transport terminal 0.1%
0.2% Utility installation 0.9%
0.8% Mixed use 5.6%
2.3% Other 6.9%