Planning Permit Activity Quarterly Report

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Victoria - First Quarter 2020/21 Financial Year

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

The figures shown below are correct as at 19-07-2021. 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 every month during the period of this report:

Central Goldfields, Gannawarra, Hepburn, Mount Alexander


Application activity

This Quarter Last Quarter % Change Financial Year to Date
Total applications received 13,983   12,368   13.1% 13,983  
New permit application 11,898 [85.1%] 10,590 [85.6%] 12.4% 11,898 [85.1%]
Amended permit application 2,077 [14.9%] 1,773 [14.3%] 17.1% 2,077 [14.9%]
Combined permit application 3 [0.0%] 3 [0.0%] 0.0% 3 [0.0%]
Total responsible authority outcomes 12,692   11,648   9.0% 12,692  
Notices of Decision to issue permit
(includes amended permits)
1,259 [9.9%] 1,180 [10.1%] 6.7% 1,259 [9.9%]
Refusal 399 [3.1%] 389 [3.3%] 2.6% 399 [3.1%]
Withdrawn, not required, lapsed 1,389 [10.9%] 1,276 [11.0%] 8.9% 1,389 [10.9%]
Final outcomes 12,369   11,248   10.0% 12,369  
New permit issued 9,149 [74.0%] 8,191 [72.8%] 11.7% 9,149 [74.0%]
Amended permit issued 1,589 [12.8%] 1,589 [14.1%] 0.0% 1,589 [12.8%]
Combined permit issued 6 [0.0%] 7 [0.1%] -14.3% 6 [0.0%]
No permit issued 1,625 [13.1%] 1,461 [13.0%] 11.2% 1,625 [13.1%]

Applications received and decided


25,000
0
Third Quarter 2019/20 Fourth Quarter 2019/20 First Quarter 2020/21
 Active at the start of the period (21,963)    Received during the period (13,983)    Determined during the period (12,692)  


Performance figures

  This Quarter Last Quarter Financial Year to Date
Applications with:    
   
Public notice 4,467 4,006 4,467
Further information 6,016 5,520 6,016
Referrals 3,067 2,773 3,067
Submissions 1,276 1,127 1,276
Financial          
Total value of fees for applications received $14,769,691 $13,977,130 $14,769,691
Average fee per application received $1,056 $1,130 $1,056
Total estimated cost of works for permits issued $6,844,407,637 $10,943,882,065 $6,844,407,637
Average cost of works per permit issued $637,045 $1,118,206 $637,045
 
Processing times          
Average gross days to
Responsible Authority determination
108 119 108
Median processing days to
Responsible Authority determination
63 68 63
Completed within sixty days 69.0% 68.2% 69.0%
Average gross days to final outcome 117 121 117
Median processing days to final outcome 63 66 63
VicSmart applications          
Received 2731 2413 2731
Completed 2623 2276 2623
Completed within ten days 80.1% 81.2% 80.1%

Reviews at the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT)

Under review at the start of the period: 783

  This Quarter Last Quarter % Change Financial Year to Date
Grounds for appeal* on appeals lodged:
Section 77: Appeal against refusal by RA 129   153   -15.7% 129  
Section 79: Appeal against failure to grant 30   27   11.1% 30  
Section 80: Appeal against conditions 54   52   3.8% 54  
Section 82: Appeal against issue of permit 71   70   1.4% 71  
 
Total determinations 361   224   61.2% 361  
Affirmed 119 [33.0%] 72 [32.1%] 65.3% 119 [33.0%]
Varied 109 [30.2%] 45 [20.1%] 142.2% 109 [30.2%]
Set Aside 99 [27.4%] 77 [34.4%] 28.6% 99 [27.4%]
Withdrawn/Struck out 33 [9.1%] 29 [12.9%] 13.8% 33 [9.1%]
Remitted 1 [0.3%] 1 [0.4%] 0.0% 1 [0.3%]
 
Processing times
Average gross days to determination 177   200   -11.7% 177  
Median processing days to determination 169   189   -10.6% 169  

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

*PPARs quarterly 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 Quarter Last Quarter Financial Year to Date
Change or extension of use 1,058 1,015 1,058
Alterations to a building, structure or dwelling 1,256 1,124 1,256
Extension to an existing dwelling or structure associated with a dwelling 1,461 1,194 1,461
Extension to an existing building or structure (other than a dwelling) 276 242 276
One of more new buildings 1,290 1,106 1,290
Single dwelling 1,158 1,060 1,158
Multi-dwelling 1,495 1,395 1,495
Other buildings and works (including septic tanks, dams, earthworks) 591 550 591
Demolition 327 322 327
Native vegetation removal 236 241 236
Other vegetation removal 539 480 539
Consolidation 5 3 5
Subdivision of land 1,603 1,658 1,603
Subdvision of buildings 240 262 240
Subdivision - Change to easement and/or restrictions 134 137 134
Subdivision - Removal of covenant 25 29 25
Subdivision - Realignment of boundary 79 55 79
Liquor license 112 99 112
Waiving of parking requirement 175 211 175
Signage 393 381 393
Telecommunications facility 19 12 19
Other 0 0 0
 

The net number of additional dwellings approved is 8,234


The net number of lots created from subdivision approval is 13,696



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

  This Quarter Last Quarter Financial Year to Date
Agriculture 22 15 22
Food and drink premises 53 47 53
Industry and warehouse 177 159 177
Leisure and recreation 52 55 52
Office 49 48 49
Place of assembly 28 31 28
Residential / Accommodation 1,077 1,055 1,077
Retail premises 40 51 40
Vacant 18 18 18
Child care 25 28 25
Education centre 10 10 10
Mineral extraction 6 5 6
Pleasure boat facility 2 3 2
Transport terminal 0 1 0
Utility installation 14 11 14
Mixed use 94 119 94
Other 0 0 0