When you need a planning permit
What is a planning permit and when do you need one?
Planning application process overview
The planning process has many steps, from pre-application to planning enforcement. Find out more about how it works.
Fees related to planning permits, including pre-application, amendments, subdivisions, and levies.
Advertised planning applications
Planning applications which are currently on exhibition.
Developers must pay a contribution to help fund a range of essential infrastructure including roads, footpaths, streetscapes and community facilities.
Environmentally Sustainable Design
We can assist you to incorporate environmentally sustainable design into your development during the planning process.
The Virtual Merri-bek Project uses 3D mapping, 3D modelling, Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality to assist with planning.
Planning forms and checklists
A list of Council's planning permit application forms and application checklists.
Design Excellence Scorecard
To help improve the design quality of medium and high-density development we are trialling the Merri-bek Design Excellence Scorecard.
Good Design Advice
The Good Design Advice Sheets provide guidance on ways to improve the quality of medium density development in Merri-bek.
Better Quality Developments in Merri-bek
A growing number of people are choosing to make Merri-bek their home. Better Quality Developments helps us to consider the ways we can improve the quality and liveability of medium and high-density developments.