Planning scheme amendment fees

There are fees for requesting a planning scheme amendment. The Planning and Environment (Fees) Regulations 2000 specifies these fees. 

Standard fee for: 

(a) considering a request to amend a planning scheme, and

(b) taking action required by Division 1 of Part 3 of the Planning and Environment Act 1987, and

(c) considering any submissions which do not seek a change to the amendment, and

(d) if applicable, abandoning the amendment in accordance with section 28.

$2872

Fee to be paid to Moreland City Council by the person who requested the amendment, at the time of making the request.

Additional fee for:

(a) considering

(i) up to and including 10 submissions which seek a change to an amendment and where necessary referring the submissions to a panel

$14,233 or

(ii) 11 to (and including) 20 submissions which seek a change to an amendment and where necessary referring the submissions to a panel

$28,438 or

(iii) Submissions that exceed 20 submissions which seek a change to an amendment, and where necessary referring the submissions to a panel

$30,014 and

(b) providing assistance to a panel in line with section 158, and

(c) making a submission in line with section 24(b), and

(d) considering the report in line with section 27, and

(e) after considering submissions and the report in line with section 27, if applicable,  abandoning the amendment in line with section 28.

Fee to be paid to Moreland City Council by the person who requested the amendment, before Council considers the submissions.

Additional fee for:

(a) adopting an amendment or a part of an amendment in line with section 29, and

(b) submitting the amendment for approval in accordance with section 31.

$453

Fee to be paid to Moreland City Council by the person who requested the amendment, before Council adopts the amendment.

Additional fee for:

(a) considering a request to approve an amendment in line with section 35, and

(b) giving notice of approval of an amendment in line with section 36(1).

$453

Other amendment fees

  • For requesting the Minister to prepare an amendment to a planning scheme exempted from the requirements referred to in section 20(4) of the Act. -                  $3764
  • For requesting the Minister to prepare an amendment to a planning scheme exempted from certain requirements prescribed under section 20A of the Act. -$906

Notes on fees

Requests submitted without the correct fee will be returned.

All fees are exempt from GST.

Fees are current effective 13 October 2016.

Note 1 

Fees payable to Council should be marked to:

Amendment C {insert number}
Strategic Planning Unit
Moreland City Council
Locked Bag 10, Moreland Vic 3058

Note 2

Fees payable to the Minister for Planning should be made payable to the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning.

Note 3

Internal process for processing cheques – use “Receipt Preparation Form”.

Payment of panel costs

If an independent panel is required to hear submissions as a result of unresolved objections (submissions) to the amendment, the planning authority will pass onto the proponent the costs and expenses incurred for or by a panel in carrying out its functions in line with section 156 of the Planning and Environment Act 1987.

The cost of the Panel will depend on the number of days it sits and the number of Panel Members appointed. An indicative cost is $4,000 per day.

Combined permit application and planning scheme amendment

The fee requirements are set out at regulation 9 of the Planning and Environment Act (Fees) Regulations 2000 as follows:

  • The fee for an application for a planning permit combined with a request for amendment of a planning scheme, made in accordance with section 96A(4)(a) of the Planning and Environment Act 1987, is the sum arrived at by calculating the higher of the fees plus 50 per cent of the lower of the fees which would have applied if separate applications had been made.
  • If an application for a planning permit is for a combination of use and development, only the highest fee for the planning permit is calculated for the purposes described above. Subdivisions and any matter referred to in classes of application 16, 17 or 18 set out in the table in regulation 7 are not included in these calculations and generate a separate fee.

Note: a schedule of planning permit application fees in accordance with regulation 7 is attached.

Other fees

(GST inclusive)

Property enquiries  

  • Written responses from Council to residential property enquiries $105
  • Written responses from Council to commercial (including mixed use and industrial) property enquiries $140

Note: If the existing or proposed use is commercial, the commercial property enquiry fee applies.  

Photocopying of plans, policies, studies or other documents        

  • Endorsed Plans A4 and A3 (per set) $35
  • Endorsed Plans A1, A2 and A0 (per page) $11.50
  • A4 Plans/Page (per page) $1.20
  • A3 Plans/Page (per page) $2.35
  • A1, A2, A0 Plans/Page (per page) $8

Note: A search of Council documents can be undertaken using the Search facility on Council’s website. Where possible, documents may be able to be emailed without charge.