Planning Permit Activity in Victoria 2014/2015

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Victoria

Planning scheme information

Victoria Location Map
Planning scheme: All planning schemes in Victoria
Location: South-eastern Australia
Area: 227,590 sq. km
Population density: 22.5 persons per sq. km
Major centres: Melbourne; Geelong; Ballarat; Bendigo
Victoria, the smallest state of mainland Australia, is the second most populous in the nation. The diverse economy ranges from primary industry and manufacturing to high order services, such as information technology and knowledge-based industries.

Application activity

2013/2014 2014/2015 % Change
Total applications received 56,411 57,297 +2.0%
  New permit applications 46,928 (83%) 46,691 (81%) -1.0%
  Amended permit applications 9,447 (17%) 10,566 (18%) +12.0%
  Combined applications 12 (0%) 22 (0%) +83.0%
Total decisions 48,018 52,004 +8.0%
  Permit/NOD (includes amended permits) 46,385 (97%) 49,720 (96%) +7.0%
  Refusal 1,633 (3%) 2,284 (4%) +40.0%
Withdrawn, not required, lapsed 5,390 5,675 +5.0%
Amended permits issued 8,144 9,029 +11.0%
Decisions made under delegation 45,784 (95%) 49,965 (96%) +9.0%
Review lodged at VCAT 1,626 (3%) 2,292 (4%) +42.0%

Applications received and decided

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Graph showing monthly figures of applications active, received and decided
Jul 14 Aug 14 Sep 14 Oct 14 Nov 14 Dec 14 Jan 15 Feb 15 Mar 15 Apr 15 May 15 Jun 15
 Active at the start of the period   Received during the period   Decided during the period 

 

Significant Application Decisions

The following are significant applications decided by the Responsible Authorities for the region.

For further information regarding any of the permits detailed above, please contact the relevant Responsible Authority.


Performance figures

   
  2013/2014 2014/2015 % Change
Applications with:    
   
    Public notice 20,944 (39%) 22,767 (39%) +8.7%
    Further information 22,023 (41%) 24,744 (43%) +12.4%
    Referrals 16,009 (30%) 16,028 (28%) +0.1%
    Submissions 7,583 (14%) 8,296 (14%) +9.4%
Financial      
   Total value of fees for applications received $28,276,202 $34,278,610 +21.2%
   Average fee per application received $501 $598 +19.3%
   Total estimated cost of works for permits issued $19,829,960,450 $24,000,137,555 +21.0%
   Average cost of works per permit issued $427,508 $482,716 +12.9%
Processing times      
   Average gross days to Responsible Authority determination 122 115 -5.9%
   Median processing days to Responsible Authority determination 76 76 0.0%
   Completed within sixty days 67% 64% -3.0%



 

Permit outcomes

Application categories for permits issued

Note that permits may have more than one category.

Category:  New permits /  Amended & Combined permits (Total permits)

Change or extension of use: 4,191/1,212 (5,403) Graph showing the new and amended permits issued for each application category
Alterations to an existing structure or dwelling: 4,493/1,582 (6,075)
Extension to a dwelling or associated structure: 4,631/909 (5,540)
Extension to a building or structure (not dwelling): 1,230/303 (1,533)
One or more new buildings: 3,802/793 (4,595)
One new dwelling: 4,070/1,039 (5,109)
More than one new dwelling 2-10): 3,784/1,175 (4,959)
More than 10 new dwellings: 321/215 (536)
Other buildings and works (ie septic tanks, dams): 1,878/288 (2,166)
Demolition: 1,357/221 (1,578)
Native vegetation removal: 1,092/136 (1,228)
Other vegetation removal: 1,509/61 (1,570)
Consolidation: 46/46 (48)
Subdivision land (1 - 9 lots): 5,022/359 (5,381)
Subdivision land (10+ lots): 444/198 (642)
Subdivision buildings: 361/23 (384)
Subdivision - Change to easement and/or restrictions: 546/59 (605)
Subdivision - Removal of covenant: 174/9 (183)
Subdivision - Realignment of boundary: 241/21 (262)
Liquor licence: 527/161 (688)
Waiving of parking requirement: 951/336 (1,287)
Signage: 1,924/226 (2,150)
Telecommunications facility: 136/15 (2,515)
Other: 1,505/1,010 (2,515)
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Dwellings

Number of additional dwellings approved was 72,700.

Subdivisions

The estimated number of lots created from subdivision approval 10,182.


Permits for change of land use

Of the 49,720 permits issued in Victoria, 8,643 included a change of land use.

Current land use Proposed land use
6% Agriculture 1%
1% Food and drink premises 5%
5% Industry and warehouse 9%
1% Leisure and recreation 3%
3% Office 3%
1% Place of Assembly 2%
6% Residence 58%
5% Retail 4%
68% Vacant 1%
0% Child care 1%
0% Education centre 1%
0% Mineral extraction 0%
0% Pleasure boat facility 0%
0% Transport Terminal 0%
0% Utility installation 1%
1% Mixed Use 5%
3% Other 7%

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Version 1.0 - Generated 24 July 2019