Planning Permit Activity Monthly Report

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Victoria - May 2022

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

The figures shown below are correct as at 17-06-2022. 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:

Benalla, Boroondara, Cardinia, Central Goldfields, Colac Otway, Frankston, Hepburn, Indigo, Melton, Minister for Planning, Moonee Valley, Mount Alexander, Port Phillip, Stonnington


Application activity

This Month Last Month % Change Financial Year to Date
Total applications received 3,911   3,630   7.7% 46,864  
New permit application 3,397 [86.9%] 3,179 [87.6%] 6.9% 40,819 [87.1%]
Amended permit application 506 [12.9%] 445 [12.3%] 13.7% 5,989 [12.8%]
Combined permit application 0 [0.0%] 0 [0.0%] 0% 12 [0.0%]
Total responsible authority outcomes 4,206   3,557   18.2% 45,434  
Notices of Decision to issue permit
(includes amended permits)
504 [12.0%] 401 [11.3%] 25.7% 4,588 [10.1%]
Refusal 110 [2.6%] 102 [2.9%] 7.8% 1,200 [2.6%]
Withdrawn, not required, lapsed 551 [13.1%] 431 [12.1%] 27.8% 5,675 [12.5%]
Final outcomes 4,078   3,475   17.4% 44,314  
New permit issued 2,977 [73.0%] 2,559 [73.6%] 16.3% 32,708 [73.8%]
Amended permit issued 461 [11.3%] 414 [11.9%] 11.4% 5,082 [11.5%]
Combined permit issued 1 [0.0%] 0 [0.0%] 0% 16 [0.0%]
No permit issued 639 [15.7%] 502 [14.4%] 27.3% 6,508 [14.7%]

Applications received and decided


50,000
0
March 2022 April 2022 May 2022
 Active at the start of the period (29,414)    Received during the period (3,911)    Determined during the period (4,206)  


Performance figures

  This Month Last Month Financial Year to Date
Applications with:    
   
Public notice 1,644 1,373 17,063
Further information 2,208 1,884 23,318
Referrals 1,006 852 10,842
Submissions 512 466 5,067
Financial          
Total value of fees for applications received $4,583,783 $4,080,554 $56,324,245
Average fee per application received $1,172 $1,124 $1,202
Total estimated cost of works for permits issued $1,937,148,097 $1,776,571,755 $25,649,674,328
Average cost of works per permit issued $563,288 $597,569 $678,455
 
Processing times          
Average gross days to
Responsible Authority determination
134 136 121
Median processing days to
Responsible Authority determination
86 91 81
Completed within sixty days 59.4% 60.1% 61.5%
Average gross days to final outcome 139 143 130
Median processing days to final outcome 85 92 82
VicSmart applications          
Received 744 629 8874
Completed 764 695 8770
Completed within ten days 75.1% 73.8% 76.4%

Reviews at the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT)

Under review at the start of the period: 102

  This Month Last Month % Change Financial Year to Date
Grounds for appeal* on appeals lodged:
Section 77: Appeal against refusal by RA 33   31   6.5% 356  
Section 79: Appeal against failure to grant 9   7   28.6% 107  
Section 80: Appeal against conditions 10   11   -9.1% 122  
Section 82: Appeal against issue of permit 24   18   33.3% 264  
 
Total determinations 102   75   36.0% 1147  
Affirmed 33 [32.4%] 21 [28.0%] 57.1% 333 [29.0%]
Varied 30 [29.4%] 24 [32.0%] 25.0% 356 [31.0%]
Set Aside 28 [27.5%] 19 [25.3%] 47.4% 339 [29.6%]
Withdrawn/Struck out 10 [9.8%] 11 [14.7%] -9.1% 118 [10.3%]
Remitted 1 [1.0%] 0 [0.0%] 1 [0.1%]
 
Processing times
Average gross days to determination 234   226   3.6% 227  
Median processing days to determination 220   224   -1.8% 205  

*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 236 248 3,290
Alterations to a building, structure or dwelling 288 309 3,768
Extension to an existing dwelling or structure associated with a dwelling 375 334 4,467
Extension to an existing building or structure (other than a dwelling) 83 85 927
One of more new buildings 383 309 4,492
Single dwelling 446 375 4,525
Multi-dwelling 506 424 4,920
Other buildings and works (including septic tanks, dams, earthworks) 149 146 1,878
Demolition 126 97 1,179
Native vegetation removal 73 60 875
Other vegetation removal 177 146 2,021
Consolidation 3 1 19
Subdivision of land 519 426 5,407
Subdvision of buildings 64 51 647
Subdivision - Change to easement and/or restrictions 64 38 661
Subdivision - Removal of covenant 11 4 111
Subdivision - Realignment of boundary 29 29 296
Liquor license 48 39 592
Waiving of parking requirement 72 75 765
Signage 115 125 1,514
Telecommunications facility 9 4 65
Other 0 0 0
 

The net number of additional dwellings approved is 2,638


The net number of lots created from subdivision approval is 5,738



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 3 59
Food and drink premises 17 10 233
Industry and warehouse 66 57 718
Leisure and recreation 13 13 214
Office 20 11 179
Place of assembly 4 10 101
Residential / Accommodation 331 283 3,637
Retail premises 21 18 254
Vacant 10 6 77
Child care 7 14 101
Education centre 4 7 55
Mineral extraction 0 0 16
Pleasure boat facility 0 0 3
Transport terminal 0 0 4
Utility installation 8 6 47
Mixed use 29 35 304
Other 0 0 0