Extending a Planning Permit

You can ask the Council for an extension of the 2-year timeframe in which you need to begin a development or use, according to your permit.

The request must be in writing and made no later than 6 months from the date the permit lapsed.

How does the Council decide on an extension?

We will take into account whether there has been a change to the Planning Scheme or whether there is an impending change that would make the extension undesirable.

We will also take into account whether there has been a change in the circumstances of the locality that would also make the extension undesirable.

How many extensions are allowed?

The Council may grant 2 separate extensions of time to your permit. Each extension is for 2 years.

If, after 6 years from the date of the original approval of the permit (if both extensions have been granted), you have not commenced the development or use then the permit will lapse.

You will need to submit a new planning application if you still wish to carry out that development or use.

Requesting an extension

Please complete the Extension of Time Application form (PDF) and lodge it with the application fee.