Planning Permit Activity Monthly Report

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Victoria - December 2021

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

The figures shown below are correct as at 21-01-2022. 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.

Reports are generated on the 15th day of the month following the report period (or next business day). 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 the month of this report:

Alpine, Buloke, Central Goldfields, East Gippsland, Gannawarra, Hepburn, Indigo, Mansfield, Moonee Valley, Mount Alexander, Port Phillip


Application activity

This Month Last Month % Change Financial Year to Date
Total applications received 4,212   4,540   -7.2% 28,192  
New permit application 3,671 [87.2%] 3,984 [87.8%] -7.9% 24,534 [87.0%]
Amended permit application 535 [12.7%] 547 [12.0%] -2.2% 3,616 [12.8%]
Combined permit application 2 [0.0%] 3 [0.1%] -33.3% 8 [0.0%]
Total responsible authority outcomes 4,340   4,390   -1.1% 26,379  
Notices of Decision to issue permit
(includes amended permits)
555 [12.8%] 407 [9.3%] 36.4% 2,574 [9.8%]
Refusal 106 [2.4%] 110 [2.5%] -3.6% 707 [2.7%]
Withdrawn, not required, lapsed 444 [10.2%] 530 [12.1%] -16.2% 3,117 [11.8%]
Final outcomes 4,184   4,304   -2.8% 25,788  
New permit issued 3,138 [75.0%] 3,205 [74.5%] -2.1% 19,114 [74.1%]
Amended permit issued 496 [11.9%] 501 [11.6%] -1.0% 3,019 [11.7%]
Combined permit issued 2 [0.0%] 2 [0.0%] 0.0% 9 [0.0%]
No permit issued 548 [13.1%] 596 [13.8%] -8.1% 3,646 [14.1%]

Applications received and decided


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October 2021 November 2021 December 2021
 Active at the start of the period (29,243)    Received during the period (4,212)    Determined during the period (4,340)  


Performance figures

  This Month Last Month Financial Year to Date
Applications with:    
   
Public notice 1,693 1,645 9,699
Further information 2,151 2,225 13,392
Referrals 1,022 1,003 6,302
Submissions 532 491 2,804
Financial          
Total value of fees for applications received $6,177,618 $5,654,600 $34,875,533
Average fee per application received $1,467 $1,246 $1,237
Total estimated cost of works for permits issued $3,285,566,277 $2,560,371,622 $16,440,758,328
Average cost of works per permit issued $903,621 $690,499 $742,515
 
Processing times          
Average gross days to
Responsible Authority determination
118 114 114
Median processing days to
Responsible Authority determination
83 77 74
Completed within sixty days 62.3% 61.7% 64.8%
Average gross days to final outcome 124 126 123
Median processing days to final outcome 82 78 74
VicSmart applications          
Received 655 879 5306
Completed 774 871 5239
Completed within ten days 75.2% 73.9% 78.1%

Reviews at the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT)

Under review at the start of the period: 85

  This Month Last Month % Change Financial Year to Date
Grounds for appeal* on appeals lodged:
Section 77: Appeal against refusal by RA 24   27   -11.1% 184  
Section 79: Appeal against failure to grant 4   8   -50.0% 44  
Section 80: Appeal against conditions 7   7   0.0% 63  
Section 82: Appeal against issue of permit 25   29   -13.8% 145  
 
Total determinations 83   113   -26.5% 661  
Affirmed 23 [27.7%] 28 [24.8%] -17.9% 194 [29.3%]
Varied 27 [32.5%] 39 [34.5%] -30.8% 212 [32.1%]
Set Aside 29 [34.9%] 32 [28.3%] -9.4% 200 [30.3%]
Withdrawn/Struck out 4 [4.8%] 14 [12.4%] -71.4% 55 [8.3%]
Remitted 0 [0.0%] 0 [0.0%] 0 [0.0%]
 
Processing times
Average gross days to determination 212   221   -3.7% 226  
Median processing days to determination 205   195   5.1% 200  

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

*PPARs monthly reports use VCAT figures submitted to PPARs by responsible authorities. These figures are not sourced directly from the Department of Justice.


Outcomes for Permits Issued

Application categories for permits issued

Note that permits may have more than one category.

  This Month Last Month Financial Year to Date
Change or extension of use 351 313 1,991
Alterations to a building, structure or dwelling 342 372 2,325
Extension to an existing dwelling or structure associated with a dwelling 409 479 2,703
Extension to an existing building or structure (other than a dwelling) 96 86 519
One of more new buildings 417 418 2,633
Single dwelling 442 458 2,497
Multi-dwelling 477 427 2,710
Other buildings and works (including septic tanks, dams, earthworks) 189 192 1,169
Demolition 107 117 662
Native vegetation removal 91 78 554
Other vegetation removal 186 223 1,232
Consolidation 1 0 5
Subdivision of land 515 505 3,136
Subdvision of buildings 60 61 384
Subdivision - Change to easement and/or restrictions 67 54 412
Subdivision - Removal of covenant 8 8 69
Subdivision - Realignment of boundary 26 29 169
Liquor license 76 64 354
Waiving of parking requirement 89 61 417
Signage 164 148 883
Telecommunications facility 7 4 35
Other 0 0 0
 

The net number of additional dwellings approved is 2,575


The net number of lots created from subdivision approval is 5,705



The following table displays the proposed land uses for issued permits (new and combined) where there was a change in land use.

  This Month Last Month Financial Year to Date
Agriculture 4 11 41
Food and drink premises 24 21 149
Industry and warehouse 93 59 403
Leisure and recreation 14 23 136
Office 17 23 103
Place of assembly 10 11 60
Residential / Accommodation 350 363 2,123
Retail premises 29 11 151
Vacant 4 12 39
Child care 12 10 58
Education centre 5 8 42
Mineral extraction 0 0 8
Pleasure boat facility 0 1 1
Transport terminal 0 0 3
Utility installation 3 5 24
Mixed use 37 25 175
Other 0 0 0