Planning Permit Activity Monthly Report

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Victoria - May 2015

The following is a summary of the planning permit activity for the state of Victoria.

The figures shown below are correct as at the generated date of this Report. The hyperlinked figures will search for the relevant current data in the Planning Permit Activity Reporting System (PPARS) and can only be accessed by registered Council users.

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For further information about any of these figures, please contact the system administrator.


Application activity

This Month Last Month % Change Financial Year to Date Same Time Last Financial Year
Total applications received 4,305 4,663 -8% 50,853 50,493
New permit applications 3,548   [82%] 3,772   [81%] -6% 41,451   [82%] 41,860   [83%]
Amended permit applications 754   [18%] 888   [19%] -15% 9,346   [18%] 8,611   [17%]
Combined applications 1   [0%] 0   NA 17   [0%] 11   [0%]
Total responsible authority outcomes 4,317 4,660 -7% 51,853 48,994
Notices of Decision to issue permit
(includes amended permits)
3,761   [87%] 4,028   [86%] -7% 44,788   [86%] 42,585   [87%]
Refusal 185   [4%] 184   [4%] 1% 2,041   [4%] 1,423   [3%]
Withdrawn, not required, lapsed 371   [9%] 448   [10%] -17% 5,024   [10%] 4,986   [10%]

Applications received and decided

30,000
0
Graph showing monthly figures of applications active, received and decided
March 2015 April 2015 May 2015
 Active at the start of the period (18,627)   Received during the period (4,305)   Determined during the period (4,317)  


Performance figures

 
  This Month Last Month Financial Year to Date
Applications with:
   
   
Public notice 1,701 1,807 20,521
Further information 1,918 2,002 22,255
Referrals 1,159 1,278 14,379
Submissions 699 699 7,614
Financial
         
Total value of fees for applications received $2,117,336 $2,264,892 $29,239,348
Average fee per application received $492 $486 $575
Total estimated cost of works for permits issued $1,242,545,860 $2,400,177,673 $21,674,415,480
Average cost of works per permit issued $330,376 $595,873 $483,934
Processing times
         
Average gross days to
Responsible Authority determination
115 120 115
Median processing days to
Responsible Authority determination
73 73 76
Completed within sixty days 64% 66% 65%

Reviews at the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal

Currently under review: 1,318

  This Month Last Month % Change Financial Year to Date Same Time Last Financial Year
Total determinations
126 157 -20% 1,271 1,926
Processing times
         
Average gross days to determination 138 166 -17% 155 169
Median processing days to determination 155 172 -10% 154 152

Outcomes for Permits Issued

Application categories for permits issued

Note that permits may have more than one category.

  This Month Last Month Financial Year to Date Same Time Last Financial Year
Change or extension of use 383 402 4,927 4,279
Alterations to a building, structure or dwelling 429 475 5,454 5,138
Extension to an existing dwelling or structure associated with a dwelling 372 417 5,009 5,273
Extension to an existing building or structure (other than a dwelling) 142 126 1,391 1,317
One of more new buildings 337 401 4,124 4,054
Single dwelling 388 406 4,606 4,728
Multi-dwelling 654 704 7,423 6,271
Other buildings and works (including septic tanks, dams, earthworks) 188 165 1,945 1,876
Demolition 121 119 1,435 1,693
Native vegetation removal 79 85 1,124 1,107
Other vegetation removal 119 127 1,429 1,338
Consolidation 2 5 43 45
Subdivision of land 620 670 7,873 7,585
Subdvision of buildings 59 45 331 336
Subdivision - Change to easement and/or restrictions 44 55 538 514
Subdivision - Removal of covenant 7 11 168 118
Subdivision - Realignment of boundary 17 27 234 167
Liquor license 60 53 613 546
Signage 182 184 1,979 1,916
Telecommunications facility 17 23 137 102
Other 219 240 2,259 1,827
         

The net number of additional dwellings approved is 3,845.


The following table displays the proposed land uses for issued permits (new and combined) where there was a change in land use.

  This Month Last Month Financial Year to Date Same Time Last Financial Year
Agriculture 3 3 56 71
Food and drink premises 37 40 364 402
Industry and warehouse 66 57 673 697
Leisure and recreation 33 12 281 307
Office 22 30 260 316
Place of assembly 11 9 148 171
Residential / Accomodation 363 429 4,533 4,456
Retail premises 27 23 299 293
Vacant 9 4 55 71
Child care 11 8 69 45
Education centre 6 4 74 57
Mineral extraction 2 2 15 20
Pleasure boat facility 0 0 2 0
Transport terminal 0 2 12 7
Utility installation 15 21 74 73
Mixed use 31 50 393 363
Other 43 64 553 605