An application may be made to amend plans endorsed as part of a planning permit, amend a planning permit or extend the time of a planning permit.
Amendments to plans or permits may include changes to approved buildings and works, extension of operating hours, additions and extensions, etc.
The amendment process follows a similar procedure to the planning application process and referrals and advertising may be undertaken.
Planning permits will generally expire if the approved works / use are not commenced within two years or completed within four years of the permit issuing. If the use or works are not commenced / completed within these times an application can be made to Council to extend the life of the planning permit. Such applications must be made within 3 months of the permit expiry. When applying for an extension of time, an applicant must provide a letter outlining the reason/s why an extension of time is required and how long the extension is required for.
To apply for an amendment or extension of time, you can obtain a separate application form for either of these from Council directly or by referring to the Links below under Downloadable Files.
The completed & signed application form along with the prescribed fee, documentation and (3) sets of plans will need to be submitted to Council either by hand or mail. NO ELECTRONIC LODGEMENT THROUGH COUNCIL IS AVAILABLE AT PRESENT.
All amendment and extension of time applications need to be accompanied by a covering letter clearly outlining what the application is for, an assessment against the relevant policies, and the potential impact of the amendments on the amenity of the area.