Planning fees

All fees must be paid at time of lodging any application or request.

Applications or requests submitted without the correct fee will be returned to the applicant.

Note that most planning fees are exempt from GST. Where GST is payable it is specified next to the fee type.

Development Contribution Plan levy

Council has introduced the Moreland Development Contributions Plan (DCP) levy, which applies to relevant developments, in addition to the fees below.

Metropolitan Planning levy

Metropolitan Planning levy was introduced by the Victorian government on 1 July 2015. This fee applies for planning permit applications that have an estimated development cost of more than $1,013,692.161.

The purpose of the levy is to 'support the delivery of better state and metropolitan strategic planning' and assist in funding the operations of the Metropolitan Planning Authority, including the implementation of Plan Melbourne.

The levy is collected by the State Revenue Office. It is in addition to the planning permit application fee and must be paid before you lodge a planning permit application with Council. You must submit the Metropolitan Planning levy certificate with your application.

The levy is $1.30 for every $1000 of the estimated cost of development. The threshold amount is indexed by CPI for each subsequent financial year. The State Revenue Office publishes the CPI adjusted threshold amount by 31 May each year.

It is important to note that Council officers may ask a planning permit applicant to verify the estimated cost of development if it does not appear to be accurate.

Planning permit fees

Current planning fees apply from 13 October 2016

Reg 9 Type of permit application Fee
Class 1 Use only – Includes waiver of car parking, liquor licences, changes to hours of operation $1240.70
  Single dwellings – to use and/develop land for a single dwelling or undertake development ancillary to a single dwelling (other than Class 7 or Class 8 permit or a permit to subdivision or consolidate land) if the cost of the development is:  
Class 2 Less than $10,000 $188.20
Class 3 $10,001 – $100,000 $592.50
Class 4 $100,001 - $500,000 $1212.80
Class 5 $500,001 - $1,000,000 $1310.40
Class 6 $1,000,001 - $2,000,000 (cost of works over $2m, Class 12-15 fees apply) $1407.90
  VicSmart Application  
Class 7 Less than $10,000 $188.20
Class 8 $10,000+ $404.30
Class 9 VicSmart subdivision application/consolidate land $188.20
  Other development – Buildings and works to two or more dwellings, advertising signs, commercial or industrial if the estimated cost of development included in the application is:  
Class 10 Less than $100,000 $1080.40
Class 11 $100,001 – $1 000,000 $1456.70
Class 12 $1,000,001 – $5,000,000 $3213.20
Class 13 $5,000,001 – $15,000,000 $8189.80
Class 14 $15,000,001 – $50,000,000 $24151.10
Class 15 $50,000,000 + ($54,282.40 fee will be charged at 50% until 13 October 2017) $27,141.20

Note: Combined permit applications

The fee for an application for any combination of land use application, development (buildings and works), or subdivision application or any other matter referred is the sum arrived at by adding the highest fee (which would have applied if separate applications were made) plus 50 per cent of each of the other fees.

Subdivision permit fees

  Subdivision Fee
Class 16, Class 17 and Class18 To subdivide an existing building, land into 2 lots, realign boundaries or consolidate two or more lots. $1240.70
Class 19 To subdivide land into 3 - 100 lots $1240.70
  To subdivide land into 101 - 200 lots $2481.20
  To subdivide land into 201 - 300 lots $3722.10
  To subdivide land into 301 - 400 lots $4962.80
  Note: $1240.70 per 100 lots created (401 plus lots enquire with Council)  
Class 20 To:
a) create, vary or remove a restriction within the meaning of the Subdivision Act 1988; or
b) create or remove a right of way; or
c) create, vary or remove an easement other than a right of way; or
d) vary or remove a condition in the nature of an easement (other than right of way) in a Crown grant.
$1240.70
 Reg 6 Certification for Subdivision $164.50
 Reg 7 Alteration of plan under Section 10(2) (prior to certification $104.60
 Reg 8 Recertification $132.40

Amended permit fees

Reg 11 Type of Amendment Fee
Class 1 Application to amend a permit to use land (change of use – includes waiver of parking, liquor licensing, changes to hours of operation) $1240.70
Class 2 Application to amend a permit (except a permit for a single dwelling) to:Change what the permit allows or; to change any or all of the conditions $1240.70
  Single dwellings – an application to amend a permit for buildings and works to a single dwelling or ancillary is based on the orginal cost of works  
Class 3 Less than $10,000 $188.20
Class 4 $10,001 - $100,000 $592.50
Class 5 $100,001 - $500,000 $1212.80
Class 6 $500,001 - $2,000,000 (over $2m, Class 12 fee applies) $1310.40
  VicSmart Amendments (based on original cost of works)  
Class 7 Less than $10,000 $188.20
Class 8 $10,000+ $404.30
Class 9 VicSmart amend subdivision or consolidate land application $188.20
  Other development - an application to amend a permit is based on the original cost of works.  
Class 10 Less than $100,000 $1080.40
Class 11 $100,001 – $1,000,000 $1456.70
Class 12 $1,000,001 or more $3213.20
  Subdivision – an application to amend a subdivision permit  
Class 13, Class 14, Class 15 Subdivide an existing building, land into 2 lots, realign common boundary and consolidation $1240.70
Class 16 Subdivide land into 3 - 100 lots $1240.70
  Subdivide land into 101 - 200 lots $2483.40
  Subdivide land into 201 - 300 lots $3724.80
  Subdivide land into 301 - 400 lots $4966.80
  Note: fee based on $1240.70 per 100 lots created.  
  To:
a) create, vary or remove a restriction within the meaning of the Subdivision Act 1988; or
b) create or remove a right of way; or
c) create, vary or remove an easement other than a right of way; or

d) vary or remove a condition in the nature of an easement (other than right of way) in a Crown grant.

$1240.70

Fees to amend an application prior to a decision being made on the application

Reg 12Amend an application to amend a permit after notice has been given S57(3)A (revised plans after advertising is issued) 
 

40% of the application fee for that class of permit and any additional fee or change of class of that permit to a new class - 40% of the application fee for that class of permit and any additional fee being the difference of the original class of application and amended class of permit.

 

Other planning fees

Action Fee

Request to amend plans or other documents pursuant to secondary consent powers of a planning permit

 

Commercial or industrial

$175

Mixed use

$765

Subdivision

$350>

1 dwelling (includes dwellings extensions and alterations)

$175

2-9 dwellings

$350

10+ dwellings

$550
Resubmission of plans (to satisfy permit conditions) first set free, second and subsequent sets $125
Subdivision bond administrative fee (GST inclusive) $275
Extension of time to a planning permit  

Commercial or industrial

$240

Mixed use

$660

Subdivision

$360

1 dwelling (includes dwellings extensions and alterations)

$240

2-9 dwellings

$360

10+ dwellings

$555
Certificate of compliance $306.70
Matters to the satisfaction of the Responsible Authority $306.70
Application to amend or end a Section 173 agreement (GST inclusive) $620.30

Property enquiries (GST Inclusive)

 

Written responses from Council to commercial property enquiries

$170

Written responses from Council to residential property enquiries

$122

Planning Application Register Service (GST Inclusive)


 

Planning permit applications register - per month

$60

Planning application determination register - per month

$60

Public notification (advertising) of application fees (GST inclusive)

Public notice letter by mail

 

Giving of 20 or less written notices 1-20 letters

$170

Giving of 21-30 written notices

$255

Giving of 31-40 written notices

$338

Giving of 41-50 written notices

$412

Giving of 51-60 written notices

$505

Giving of 61-70 written notices

$590

Giving of 71-80 written notices

$675

Giving of 81-90 written notices

$760

Giving of 91-99 written notices

$840

Giving of 100 written notices or more

$845

Public notice by sign on site – per sign

$30

Photocopying of permits, plans or other documents (GST Inclusive)

 

Planning permits (includes archive retrieval costs). NB no fee is applicable to permits issued from 2011 that are available electronically.

$56

Each endorsed plans A4 and A3 (includes archive retrieval costs) (per set)

$40

Endorsed plans A1, A2 and A0 (includes archive retrieval costs) (per page)

$14

A4 plans (per page)

$1.40

A3 plans (per page)

$2.70

A1, A2, A0 plans (per page)

$9.20
Fees current as of 13 October 2016.