Planning Permit Activity Monthly Report

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Victoria - May 2020

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
Total applications received 3,698   3,594   3% 40,893  
New permit application 3,158 [85%] 3,078 [86%] 3% 34,459 [84%]
Amended permit application 525 [14%] 501 [14%] 5% 6,351 [16%]
Combined permit application 0 [0%] 0 [0%] 0% 19 [0%]
Total responsible authority outcomes 3,491   3,515   -1% 41,719  
Notices of Decision to issue permit
(includes amended permits)
360 [10%] 353 [10%] 2% 4,494 [11%]
Refusal 134 [4%] 119 [3%] 13% 1,494 [4%]
Withdrawn, not required, lapsed 377 [11%] 420 [12%] -10% 4,554 [11%]
Final outcomes 3,365   3,428   -2% 40,695  
New permit issued 2,396 [71%] 2,452 [72%] -2% 29,631 [73%]
Amended permit issued 492 [15%] 500 [15%] -2% 5,540 [14%]
Combined permit issued 3 [0%] 2 [0%] 50% 21 [0%]
No permit issued 474 [14%] 474 [14%] 0% 5,503 [14%]

Applications received and decided


50,000
0
March 2020 April 2020 May 2020
 Active at the start of the period (27,834)    Received during the period (3,698)    Determined during the period (3,491)  


Performance figures

  This Month Last Month Financial Year to Date
Applications with:    
   
Public notice 1,212 1,280 15,672
Further information 1,655 1,768 20,720
Referrals 849 873 10,561
Submissions 349 350 4,454
Financial          
Total value of fees for applications received $4,016,840 $4,036,895 $50,313,841
Average fee per application received $1,086 $1,123 $1,230
Total estimated cost of works for permits issued $1,463,123,406 $1,944,931,460 $21,884,277,628
Average cost of works per permit issued $506,096 $658,406 $621,854
 
Processing times          
Average gross days to
Responsible Authority determination
119 122 115
Median processing days to
Responsible Authority determination
66 70 70
Completed within sixty days 68% 69% 67%
Average gross days to final outcome 119 128 123
Median processing days to final outcome 64 70 71
VicSmart applications          
Received 749 707 7683
Completed 697 635 7575
Completed within ten days 82% 79% 80%

Reviews at the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal

Under review at the start of the period: 41

  This Month Last Month % Change Financial Year to Date
Grounds for appeal* on appeals lodged:
Section 77: Appeal against refusal by RA 49   27   81% 451  
Section 79: Appeal against failure to grant 13   9   44% 128  
Section 80: Appeal against conditions 16   8   100% 135  
Section 82: Appeal against issue of permit 11   22   -50% 235  
 
Total determinations 37   59   -37% 1202  
Affirmed 7 [19%] 20 [34%] -65% 373 [31%]
Varied 11 [30%] 17 [29%] -35% 325 [27%]
Set Aside 11 [30%] 16 [27%] -31% 374 [31%]
Withdrawn/Struck out 8 [22%] 6 [10%] 33% 129 [11%]
Remitted 0 [0%] 0 [0%] 0% 1 [0%]
 
Processing times
Average gross days to determination 172   203   -16% 187  
Median processing days to determination 155   212   -27% 180  

*Appeals may have multiple grounds for review, and thus may be listed more than once.


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
Change or extension of use 312 328 4,180
Alterations to a building, structure or dwelling 345 347 4,255
Extension to an existing dwelling or structure associated with a dwelling 302 329 3,701
Extension to an existing building or structure (other than a dwelling) 81 74 933
One of more new buildings 367 325 3,996
Single dwelling 272 334 3,538
Multi-dwelling 401 445 5,284
Other buildings and works (including septic tanks, dams, earthworks) 171 155 1,940
Demolition 87 105 1,233
Native vegetation removal 90 70 875
Other vegetation removal 156 124 1,636
Consolidation 1 1 10
Subdivision of land 504 479 5,639
Subdvision of buildings 78 102 921
Subdivision - Change to easement and/or restrictions 39 52 474
Subdivision - Removal of covenant 10 7 112
Subdivision - Realignment of boundary 18 16 261
Liquor license 27 26 419
Waiving of parking requirement 77 64 856
Signage 107 115 1,652
Telecommunications facility 2 5 66
Other 0 0 0
 

The net number of additional dwellings approved is 1,917


The net number of lots created from subdivision approval is 4,836



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
Agriculture 6 2 55
Food and drink premises 16 14 206
Industry and warehouse 54 55 734
Leisure and recreation 19 15 254
Office 14 17 180
Place of assembly 9 11 128
Residential / Accommodation 312 332 3,616
Retail premises 18 16 219
Vacant 1 9 70
Child care 9 9 115
Education centre 4 2 64
Mineral extraction 3 0 22
Pleasure boat facility 3 0 6
Transport terminal 1 0 2
Utility installation 1 4 38
Mixed use 44 33 381
Other 0 0 0