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Extension of Time

When a Planning Permit is issued there are specified time frames in the form of a condition on the permit in which the Development and / or use is required to be commenced and / or completed.

In most cases, a Planning Permit for the use of the land expires if:

The use does not start within the time specified in the permit, or, if no time is specified, within two (2) years after the issue of the permit; or

The use is discontinued for a period of two (2) years.

In most cases, A Planning Permit for the development and use of land expires if:

The development or any stage of it does not start within the time specified in the permit; or

The development or any stage of it is not completed within the time specified in the permit, or, if no time is specified within two (2) years after the issue of the permit; or

The use is discontinued for a period of two (2) years.

Can I apply for an extension of time to the expiry dates of my Planning Permit?

An application for extension of time may be made, however, Council is only able to consider a request for an extension of time to the expiry date of a Planning Permit the if the request is made:

Before the Planning Permit expires or within 6 months after the expiry date of the Planning Permit;

Within 12 months after the permit expires where a development has lawfully commenced on the site.

Please Note: Due to recent changes to the Planning and Environment Act, there is no longer an appeal process through VCAT if your Extension of Time Request is made outside of the above requirements. 

How do I apply for an extension of time to my Planning Permit?

To apply for an extension of time to your Planning Application, you are required to:

If you require any further information in relation to the extending the life of your Planning Permit, please contact the City Development Team on 03 9581 4131 between 8:30am and 5:30pm Monday to Friday, or visit us at Level 1, 1230 Nepean Highway, Cheltenham.

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