VicSmart is a streamlined assessment process for straightforward planning permit applications. Classes of application are identified in the planning scheme as being VicSmart and have specified requirements for information, assessment processes and decision guidelines.
Key features of VicSmart include:
a 10 day permit process
applications are not advertised
information to be submitted with an application and what council can consider is pre-set
the Chief Executive Officer of the council or delegate decides the application.
To be classed as a VicSmart application a proposal must:
Where a proposal falls into more than one class of VicSmart application the requirements of each class need to be met.
Identify whether your proposal is eligible for a VicSmart application.
A range of guides and checklists are available on this page.
Apply online for Vicsmart (including Secondary Dwelling Pilot Program)
Use this to apply for Vicsmart Applications only.
For Secondary Dwelling pilot program applications please use the Assessment Pathway tool found here to make sure you meet the criteria before submitting.