A planning permit may be required if there are any overlays on the property.
Step 1 - Click on Whitehorse Maps to establish the zone and if there are any overlays on your property. The following overlays on a property may mean a planning permit is required prior to a building permit for a boundary fence:
- Heritage Overlay (HO)
- Land Subject to Inundation Overlay (LSIO)
- Neighbourhood Character Overlay (NCO)
- Significant Landscape Overlay (SLO)
- Special Building Overlay (SBO)
Step 2 - Once you know which zone and overlay(s) affect your property refer to the relevant zone and overlay(s) of the Whitehorse Planning Scheme.
Step 3 – Check if a planning permit has been issued on your property check the planning register. If there has been a previous planning permit, it is likely you will need to amend the original planning permit if you are wanting to build or change the boundary fence.
Step 4 - It is highly recommended to obtain a current copy of title from Landata, and confirm if there are any other restrictions that apply to the property. Information to assist in obtaining a title is available at Request a Copy of Title.
Step 5 - It is recommended that you engage a professional familiar with making planning permit applications to assist you in the preparation of the relevant documentation.
Step 6 - Prepare all relevant documentation.
Checklists have been prepared to assist in the preparation of the relevant documentation for common planning permit applications. It is recommended to check the relevant checklist under permit requirements prior to lodging an application.
Step 7 - Once you are ready to submit your application lodge and apply online
If a planning permit is required a building permit will also be required.
If you would like written confirmation whether a planning permit is required please lodge Planning Information Request. Refer to Fee Information to view the application fee for a Planning Information Request.
Refer to planning permit process for information about the phases of a planning permit application.