Planning Permit Activity Monthly Report

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Victoria - October 2022

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

The figures shown below are correct as at 25-11-2022. 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, Central Goldfields, Hepburn, Indigo, Knox, Minister for Planning, Moonee Valley, Mount Alexander, Port Phillip, Stonnington, Yarriambiack


Application activity

This Month Last Month % Change Financial Year to Date
Total applications received 3,616   3,711   -2.6% 15,810  
New permit application 3,146 [87.0%] 3,212 [86.6%] -2.1% 13,669 [86.5%]
Amended permit application 462 [12.8%] 489 [13.2%] -5.5% 2,112 [13.4%]
Combined permit application 0 [0.0%] 2 [0.1%] -100.0% 3 [0.0%]
Total responsible authority outcomes 3,675   3,888   -5.5% 16,054  
Notices of Decision to issue permit
(includes amended permits)
400 [10.9%] 443 [11.4%] -9.7% 1,788 [11.1%]
Refusal 108 [2.9%] 127 [3.3%] -15.0% 494 [3.1%]
Withdrawn, not required, lapsed 458 [12.5%] 446 [11.5%] 2.7% 1,958 [12.2%]
Final outcomes 3,582   3,801   -5.8% 15,670  
New permit issued 2,623 [73.2%] 2,769 [72.8%] -5.3% 11,458 [73.1%]
Amended permit issued 426 [11.9%] 473 [12.4%] -9.9% 1,872 [11.9%]
Combined permit issued 2 [0.1%] 0 [0.0%] 0% 2 [0.0%]
No permit issued 531 [14.8%] 559 [14.7%] -5.0% 2,338 [14.9%]

Applications received and decided


50,000
0
August 2022 September 2022 October 2022
 Active at the start of the period (30,095)    Received during the period (3,616)    Determined during the period (3,675)  


Performance figures

  This Month Last Month Financial Year to Date
Applications with:    
   
Public notice 1,445 1,536 6,380
Further information 2,029 2,124 8,673
Referrals 931 966 3,934
Submissions 414 491 1,930
Financial          
Total value of fees for applications received $4,339,428 $4,839,906 $19,605,850
Average fee per application received $1,200 $1,304 $1,240
Total estimated cost of works for permits issued $1,629,844,523 $32,099,246,417 $37,567,835,599
Average cost of works per permit issued $534,200 $9,901,063 $2,817,869
 
Processing times          
Average gross days to
Responsible Authority determination
131 131 134
Median processing days to
Responsible Authority determination
86 86 88
Completed within sixty days 62.1% 62.4% 61.1%
Average gross days to final outcome 136 141 141
Median processing days to final outcome 87 87 89
VicSmart applications          
Received 665 657 2807
Completed 638 674 2748
Completed within ten days 77.0% 76.4% 76.7%

Reviews at the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT)

Under review at the start of the period: 127

  This Month Last Month % Change Financial Year to Date
Grounds for appeal* on appeals lodged:
Section 77: Appeal against refusal by RA 45   24   87.5% 156  
Section 79: Appeal against failure to grant 14   5   180.0% 33  
Section 80: Appeal against conditions 12   4   200.0% 37  
Section 82: Appeal against issue of permit 17   35   -51.4% 106  
 
Total determinations 112   110   1.8% 432  
Affirmed 35 [31.3%] 29 [26.4%] 20.7% 126 [29.2%]
Varied 30 [26.8%] 40 [36.4%] -25.0% 131 [30.3%]
Set Aside 35 [31.3%] 28 [25.5%] 25.0% 131 [30.3%]
Withdrawn/Struck out 11 [9.8%] 13 [11.8%] -15.4% 42 [9.7%]
Remitted 1 [0.9%] 0 [0.0%] 2 [0.5%]
 
Processing times
Average gross days to determination 195   181   7.9% 196  
Median processing days to determination 176   162   8.6% 178  

*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 289 263 1,177
Alterations to a building, structure or dwelling 289 330 1,349
Extension to an existing dwelling or structure associated with a dwelling 328 367 1,471
Extension to an existing building or structure (other than a dwelling) 77 82 323
One of more new buildings 330 348 1,456
Single dwelling 357 388 1,622
Multi-dwelling 386 441 1,816
Other buildings and works (including septic tanks, dams, earthworks) 139 152 633
Demolition 119 132 501
Native vegetation removal 67 77 308
Other vegetation removal 157 153 603
Consolidation 2 0 5
Subdivision of land 529 437 1,956
Subdvision of buildings 47 75 268
Subdivision - Change to easement and/or restrictions 52 70 223
Subdivision - Removal of covenant 6 11 40
Subdivision - Realignment of boundary 25 24 100
Liquor license 46 49 206
Waiving of parking requirement 75 66 276
Signage 111 127 533
Telecommunications facility 9 9 32
Other 0 0 0
 

The net number of additional dwellings approved is 2,525


The net number of lots created from subdivision approval is 4,419



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 6 8 38
Food and drink premises 15 12 62
Industry and warehouse 77 65 257
Leisure and recreation 23 15 73
Office 10 8 51
Place of assembly 9 7 36
Residential / Accommodation 290 265 1,253
Retail premises 17 19 90
Vacant 5 9 25
Child care 11 7 55
Education centre 2 7 18
Mineral extraction 0 1 2
Pleasure boat facility 0 0 0
Transport terminal 0 0 0
Utility installation 5 3 16
Mixed use 34 40 130
Other 0 0 0