Plans and related documentation for applications currently on advertising can be viewed via the Planning Register – at Advertising list.
Lodge an objection/response
If you decide to object to, or support a proposal and want to have this registered to the application, you will need to prepare your submission and submit it to the Statutory Planning Unit. This can be done:
Use the ‘Support or Object to Application’ icon at the bottom of the relevant application details in the Planning Register – at Advertising list.
Email your response to firstname.lastname@example.org
• Download the Response Form ( PDF 198.19KB)
• Post your application to Whitehorse City Council, Planning Department, Locked Bag 2, Nunawading 3101
Please note - It is important to understand that it is a requirement of the planning legislation to make any objection available upon request, for inspection by any person once submitted to Council.
What to include?
The advertising process provides the opportunity for people to identify in writing any concerns that they have about a planning application. Planning officers are unable to advise on what you should and should not object to.
To ensure Council considers your application, please ensure:
- all relevant contact details (name, address etc) and why you are objecting to the proposal
- it is received by the date shown in the notice you were sent or displayed on the site (or int he newspaper if relevant). All objections received prior to a decision being made will be reviewed and considered as part of the decision making process.
Depending on the number of objections received, there may be further consultation undertaken such as a consultation forum. A consultation forum is another opportunity to have issued discussed in a facilitated meeting. The need for a consultation forum will be determined at the completion of the advertising process, so it is important to submit any objections you have as early as possible to ensure you are invited to attend further consultation opportunities.
Please note – if a petition is received it is the responsibility of the first named person to inform everyone else listed on the petition.
Please note that the following issues cannot be taken into consideration by the planning process:
- Loss of Property Value;
- Commercial Competition;
- Type of residents that will occupy new dwellings (Tenants vs. Owner/Occupier);
- Too many units in the area;
- Concerns associated with noise and pollution; and
- Asbestos (this is covered under separate legislation).
What happens after an objection/response is lodged?
If you have lodged your objection via the website, you will receive an automated email response from the Statutory Planning Unit. All other responses received will be sent an acknowledgement letter within 10 working days.
For any application that receive objections, the planner may organise a consultation forum meeting (as described above) with those who lodged an objection/submission, the applicant and the relevant Ward Councillor/s. A consultation meeting aims to identify and understand issues raised, and potentially agree on solutions.
Anyone who submit a response will be informed of the outcome in writing.