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Planning Fees

Planning permit fees

Change of use
 

Fees

(including GST)

GST 10%
Class 1 use only $1337.70 Y
Single dwelling

Development, or use and development and ancillary works for a single dwelling on a lot

 

Fee

(including GST)

GST 10%

Class 2 $10,000 or less
Does not apply to an application to remove/ prune trees only 

$202.90 N/A

Class 3 $10,000.01 - $100,000

$638.80 N/A

Class 4 $100,001 - $500,000

$1307.60 N/A

Class 5 $500.00.01 - $1,000,000

$1412.80 N/A

Class 6 $1,000,000.01 - $2,000,000*
More than $2,000,000 refer Class 13 to Class 16 under Other Development

$1518.00 N/A

*A Metropolitan Planning Levy Certificate must be submitted with an estimated cost of development in excess of the 2021-2022 threshold of $1,107,000 as stipulated by the State Revenue Office. All enquires and more information, refer to the Metropolitan Planning Levy

VicSmart

This applies to Clause 92 - VicSmart applications only

 

Fee

(including GST)

GST 10%

Class 7 $10,000 or less
For tree removal/pruning, refer to tree removal/pruning fees

$202.90 N/A

Class 8 more than $10,000*

$435.90 N/A

Class 9 Subdivide or Consolidate

$202.90 N/A

Class 10
VicSmart applications other than Class 7, 8 or 9

$202.90 N/A

 

Tree removal and pruning
  Fee
(including GST)
GST 10%

Arborist Review Tree Removal 

$170 Yes

Arborist Review Tree Pruning  

$85 Yes

 

Other development (including unit developments)
 

Fee

(including GST)

GST 10%

Class 11 $100,000 or less

$1164.80 N/A

Class 12 $100,000.01 - $1,000,000

$1570.60 N/A

Class 13 $1,000,000.01 - $5,000,000*

$3464.40 N/A

Class 14 $5,000,000.01 - $15,000,000*

$8830.10 N/A

Class 15 $15,000,000.01 - $50,000,000*

$26,039.50 N/A

Class 16 more than $50,000,000.01*

$58,526.80 N/A

Class 22
A permit not otherwise provided for in the Regulations – including signage

$1337.70 N/A

Combined planning permit applications (excludes certification and compliance)

 

Sum of the highest of the fees which would have
applied if separate applications were made and 50% of each of the other fees
N/A

*A Metropolitan Planning Levy Certificate must be submitted with an estimated cost of development in excess of the 2021-2022 threshold of $1,107,000 as stipulated by the State Revenue Office. All enquires and more information, refer to the Metropolitan Planning Levy

Amendments after notice (prior to decision)
 

Fee

(including GST)

GST 10%

Reg 12 (a)

Amend an application for a permit

40% of the fee for that Class N/A

Reg 12 (b)
Amend an application to amend a permit

40% of the fee for that Class N/A

Reg 12 (c)
 

If the application to amend an application for a permit
or amend an application to amend a permit results in
a new Class of permit having a higher application fee,
an additional fee bring the difference of the original class
of application and the amended class of permit

N/A

 

Subdivision

GST does not apply. 

  Fee

Class 9 VicSmart - Subdivide or Consolidate

$202.90
Class 17 To subdivide an existing building (other than VicSmart)

$1337.70

Class 18 To subdivide land into two lots (other than VicSmart)

$1337.70

Class 19 Realignment of common boundary or consolidate two or more lots

$1337.70

Class 20 Subdivide land (other than VicSmart)*

$1337.70 per lots

Class 21 Create, vary or remove a restriction, create or remove a right of way
or, vary or remove a condition of an easement in a Crown grant

$1337.70

Reg 6 For certification of a Plan of Subdivision

$177.40

Reg 7 Alteration of plan under Section 10(2) of the Act (prior to certification)

$112.70

Reg 8 Amendment of certified plan under Section 11(1) of the Act

$142.80

Reg 9 Checking of engineering pans

0.75% of the estimated
cost of construction

Reg 10 Engineering Plan prepared by Council

3.5% of the cost
of works proposed in
the engineering plans

Reg 11 Supervision of works

2.5% of the estimated
cost of construction

 

*A Metropolitan Planning Levy Certificate must be submitted with an estimated cost of development in excess of the 2021-2022 threshold of $1,107,000 as stipulated by the State Revenue Office. All enquires and more information, refer to the Metropolitan Planning Levy

 

Amendment to existing planning permit (Under Section 72)

GST not applicable

Permit Amendments

    Fee
Class 1 

Amendment to a permit to change the use or allow a new use on the land

$1337.70
Class 2

Amendment to change what the permit allows or conditions
(other than a single dwelling per lot)

$1337.70

Single Dwelling

Amendment to development, or use and development and ancillary works for a single dwelling on a lot - if the estimated cost of any additional development by the amendment is:

    Fee
Class 3

$10,000 or less

$202.90
Class 4

More than $10,000 and not more than $100,000

$638.80
Class 5

More than $100,000 and nor more than $500,000

$1,307.60
Class 6 

$500,000 and above

$1,412.80

VicSmart

    Fee
Class 7

Estimated cost of any additional development is $10,000 or less

$202.90
Class 8

Estimated cost of any additional development is $10,000 or more

$435.90
Class 9

Amendment to VicSmart Class 9 Permit (subdivide or consolidate land)

$202.90
Class 10

Amendment to VicSmart Class 9 Permit (subdivide or consolidate land)

$202.90

 

Other Development

If the estimated cost of any additional development by the amendment is:

    Fee
Class 11

$100,000 or less

$1,164.80
Class 12

More than $100,000 and not more than $1,000,000

$1,570.60
Class 13

$1,000,000 and above

$3,464.40

Subdivision

    Fee

Class 14

To subdivide an existing building (other than VicSmart) $1337.70

Class 15

To subdivide land into two lots (other than VicSmart) $1337.70

Class 16

Realignment of common boundary or consolidate two or more lots $1337.70

Class 17

Subdivide land (other than a VicSmart) $$1337.70
per 100 lots

Class 18

Create, vary or remove a restriction, create or remove a right of way
or, vary or remove a condition of an easement in a Crown grant
$1337.70

Class 19

A permit not otherwise provided for in the Regulations – including signage $1337.70

 

Combined Applications

Combined application to amend a permit

Sum of the highest of the fees which would have applied
if separate applications were made and 50% of each
of the other fees (excludes certification and compliance)

Satisfaction of Responsible Authority
  Fee
(including GST)
 GST 10%
Reg 18 Determination to the satisfaction of Council $330.70 N/A

Planning Fees

Secondary consent and extension of time
 

Fee

(including GST)

GST 10%

Secondary consent request

$400 Yes

Extension of time

$270 Yes

Extension of time for permit for three or more dwellings

$708 Yes

Extension of time for permit for tree removal/pruning permit

$85 Yes
Section 173 agreement
 

Fee

(including GST)

GST 10%

Reg 16 For an agreement to end/amend a Section 173 Agreement

$668.80 N/A

Preparation of Section 173 Agreements

S173 Agreements are prepared through Maddocks or Planology,
with payment direct to Maddocks/Planology

Maddocks/ Planology fee Yes

 

Certificate of compliance
  Fee

Reg 15

Certificate of compliance

$330.70  

 

Bonds
 

Fees 

(including GST)

GST 10%  

Works bond (refundable)

 

150% of estimated costs of works.
Min bond amount $5,000 for
incomplete works bond
and $2,000 for maintenance bond
N/A  

Landscape bond-private land (refundable)
Bond fee may be increased based on the extent of landscaping works required to be undertaken and maintained

$6,600 N/A  

Fee to process bonds for uncompleted works bonds, landscaping bonds and maintenance bonds

$400 Yes  
Administration fee to provide bond quote for uncompleted works $125 Yes  

 

Contributions
 

Fees 

(including GST)

Open space contribution

Up to 8.5% of the land or equivalent value

Street tree contribution

Assessment is to be completed to calculate costing, or refer to permit

Net gain contribution

Framework assessment is to be completed to calculate costing
($39 per plant/tree)

Revegetation contribution

Framework assessment is to be completed to calculate costing

 

Advertising (public notification)
 

Fees

(including GST)

GST 10%

Public Notice sign for displaying on site
 

$ 230 per site Y

10 or less mail notices

$200 Y

11 – 50 mail notices

$200 for 10 mail notices and $15 for each additional Y

51 – 100 mail notices

$1,040 Y

101 or more mail notices

$2,273 Y

Mail notices greater than 200

$2,866 Y
Pre-application request
 

Fee

(including GST)

GST 10%
Pre-application request

$275

Yes
Planning information request
 

Fee

(including GST)

GST 10% included 

Planning information request
Standard letter request for planning information

$90 Yes
Planning file search requests

 

  Fee
(including GST)
GST 10%

File search (residential)

Up to two permits and a copy of endorsed plans per file.

Any further permits will incur a cost of $15 per permit.

Any additional plans will incur extra costs (see photocopying fees).

$198 Yes

File search (commercial)

Up to two permits and a copy of endorsed plans per file.

Any further permits will incur a cost of $15 per permit.

Any additional plans will incur extra costs (see photocopying fees).

 $290 Yes

Planning historical residential search
(permit listing)

$78 Yes

Planning historical commercial search
(permit listing)

$260 Yes

 

Photocopying and other fees
 

Fee

(including GST)

GST 10%

Dishonoured cheque fee
 

$35 Yes

A4 or A3
Per copy

$5 Yes

A2
Per copy

$8.50 Yes

A1
Per copy

$10.50 Yes

AO
Per copy

$14.50 Yes

 

Amendment to planning scheme

GST not applicable

  Fees Paid to

Stage 1 a), (b), (c), (d)

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

(b) taking action required by Division 1 of Part 3 of the Act; and`

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

(d) if applicable, abandoning the amendment

$3,096.20 Knox City Council by the person requesting an amendment, at the time of making the request

Stage 2 (a), (b), (c), (d) and (e)

a) providing assistance to a panel in accordance with section 158 of the Act; and

b) making a submission to a panel appointed under Part 8 of the Act at a hearing referred to in section 24(b) of the Act; and

c) considering the panel's report in accordance with section 27 of the Act; and

d) after considering submissions and the panel's report, abandoning the amendment.

  Knox City Council by the person who requested the amendment, before Council considers the submissions.

For considering:

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

$15,345.60  

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

$30,661.20  
(iii) Submissions that exceed 20 submissions which seek a change to an amendment, and where necessary referring the submissions to a panel; and $40,986.80  

Stage 3 (a), (b) and (c)

a) adopting the amendment or part of the amendment in accordance with section 29 of the Act; and

b) submitting the amendment for approval by the Minister in accordance with section 31 of the Act; and

c) giving the notice of the approval of the amendment required by section 36(2) of the Act.

$488.50 Knox City Council by the person who requested the amendment, before Council adopts the amendment.

Stage 4 (a) and (b)

a) consideration by the Minister of a request to approve the amendment in accordance with section 35 of the Act; and

b) giving notice of approval of the amendment in accordance with section 36(1) of the Act

$488.50 The Minister for Planning

Reg 7

For requesting the Minister prepare an amendment exempted from Section 20(4)

$4,058.10 The Minister for Planning

Reg 8

For requesting the Minister to prepare an amendment prescribed under section 20A

$977.00

The Minister for Planning

 

Combined planning permit application and planning scheme amendment Sum of the highest of the fees which would have applied if separate applications were made and 50% of each of the other fees
   

 

Community infrastructure levy

A community infrastructure levy is a financial contribution provided by developers towards new community infrastructure in growth area developments. Council does not charge a community infrastructure levy.