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Objections or submissions to planning applications

You can object to an Advertised Planning Permit Application online via our Advertised Planning Permits Application list:

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Important notes about submissions and objections to permit applications

This information has been prepared to assist in making objection details clear for all parties in a way which complies with the Planning and Environment Act 1987 (“The Act”).

  • There is no requirement under the Act that you use any particular form, however you can object online or using the Objection Form in the downloads section below.
  • An objection must be made to Council in writing, stating the reasons for the objection and how you would be affected by the granting of a permit.
  • To ensure Council considers your objection, it should be received by the date shown on the notice of application. Council will acknowledge receipt of your objection in writing.
  • Council may reject an objection which it considers has been made primarily to secure or maintain a direct or indirect commercial advantage for the objector. In this case, the Act applies as if the objection has not been made.

If after considering your objection Council decides to approve the application, you can seek a review of the decision through the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT). Details of the review procedures are set out with the Notice of Decision which you will receive once Council has made a decision on the application

If the responsible authority refuses the application, the applicant can also seek a review of this decision, which all objectors will be notified of in writing from the applicant.

Privacy and planning submissions

  • Submissions or objections and the personal information they contain is collected by Maroondah City Council for the purposes of the planning process as set out in the Planning and Environment Act 1987 (The Act).
  • If you do not provide your name and address, Maroondah City Council will not be able to consider your submission or objection. This means that you will not be registered as an objector to the application and will not be advised of Council’s decision.
  • Your submission or objection – including personal details, will be available at the Maroondah City Council office for any person to inspect and copies may be made available on request to any person for the relevant period set out in The Act.
  • You must not submit any personal information or copyright material of third parties without their informed consent. By submitting the material, you agree that the use of the material as detailed above does not breach any third party’s right to privacy and copyright.
  • You can request access to your personal information by contacting Maroondah City Council’s Privacy Officer.

When to make submissions or objections to applications

Planning Applications progress through a number of assessment stages. During Councils initial assessment of an application, there may not be enough information to have a full understanding of the proposal. In this case, further information is requested from the applicant.

Once Council has received all of the information to make an informed decision on the application, the application may progress to the 'Advertising' stage. You can view all applications currently being advertised, including plans and other advertised material. Hard copies of the advertising material will also be available at the Council Office in Braeside Avenue Ringwood.

For these reasons Council asks that submissions and objections be made during the advertising period.  


Objection Form (PDF, 82 Kb)

Objection Form (Docx, 54 Kb)

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