If you intend to undertake works, develop buildings or use land for a particular purpose, you may require a Planning Permit or consent from the Council confirming that a Planning Permit is not required. This is determined by the Planning Scheme.
Council offers a service to determine whether your proposal requires a planning permit. To apply, complete an application form (PDF) and submit the form with your proposal plans and a current copy of the title to firstname.lastname@example.org and pay the requisite fee.
If it is determined that you need to get a planning permit you need to demonstrate how you are meeting the objectives of the Planning Scheme. You can prepare your planning permit application using the applications checklist (PDF). To apply, complete an application form (PDF) and submit the form with your proposal plans and a current copy of the title to email@example.com and pay the fees, which are listed in the planning services section of the Schedule of Fees and Charges (PDF).
Use of Council Land
If the proposal requires use of Council land you must include consent from the General Manager. Use the Council land consent form (PDF) and contact Council’s property services about obtaining the consent.
Use of Crown land
If the proposal requires use of Crown land you must include consent from the Minister responsible for the administration of the Crown Land. The Department of State Growth has more information on how to make a request and a form you will need to use to gain Crown land consent. Please check the Works, Development Applications and Events page (external link) for more information.
Planning fees are listed in the planning services section of the schedule of fees and charges (PDF).
Planning permit applications are either ‘permitted’ which means that Council must grant a permit, with or without conditions, or ‘discretionary’, which means the application must be advertised and Council will decide to either grant a permit with or without conditions or refuse the application.
Advertising a ‘discretionary’ application involves:
- A notice in the newspaper
- Notices put up at each public frontage of the land
- Notices to each adjoining owner and occupier of land
Please note: there are set timeframes for deciding planning permit applications under the planning legislation (external link).
New controls for Change of Use to Visitor Accommodation
The State Government has made changes to planning and building requirements for a change of use to Visitor Accommodation. There are now some exemptions for Visitor Accommodation under the Glenorchy Interim Planning Scheme 2015, and a new process for ‘Permitted’ applications. However, some applications may be ‘Discretionary’ and need to be advertised. Speak to the Council’s duty planner for more information. The State Government website (external link) also has information about the process and application forms.