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Statutory Planning is the assessment of planning permit applications in light of the Hindmarsh Planning Scheme.
Planning applications may relate to the future use or development of land. They include many types of proposals, ranging from houses, signs, farm sheds and shops to abattoirs or warehouses.

The Hindmarsh Planning Scheme is a State Government document, administered by Council, which consists of:

 The Municipal Strategic Statement, which outlines the characteristics of the Shire; Local Planning Policies, which provide clear direction on the application of zones and overlays throughout the Shire; Zones, which provide direction on how land may be used and the type of development that may occur; Overlays, which are similar to zones, except they govern the type of development that may occur on the land and are used to respond to localised issues such as "Land Subject to Inundation" or "Vegetation Protection"; and Particular Provisions, which govern particular uses and developments such as car parking and liquor licences.

All land throughout the Shire is grouped within zones and may be the subject of a number overlays. A Planning Permit may be needed due to the requirements of zones, overlays or a particular provision. During the assessment of a Planning Permit application, the Town Planner assesses the application in light of these requirements. While the assessment process is the same for all Planning Permit applications, different proposals will need to include different information in order to satisfy these requirements and to address the relevant decision guidelines. As such, it is recommended that you contact the Town Planner to discuss your proposal prior to submitting an application. The Town Planner can be contacted on 03 5391 4444. PRIVACY WARNING: If making an objection, do not include private and confidential information as objections are available for public scrutiny and will be available electronically and will be published on the Shire website. Any person may inspect an objection. The applicant will be forwarded a copy of all objections.
Application for Planning Permit form
How to complete the Application for Planning Permit
Application to Amend a Planning Permit
How to complete the Application to Amend a Planning Permit
Native Vegetation Planning Permit Application
Application to Object to a Planning Permit
Application for Review at VCAT
Schedule of Planning Fees
Clause 55 - Two or more dwellings on a lot
Clause 56 - Residential Subdivision
Procedure for determining if a Cultural Heritage Management Plan is required

External Web Links
 Hindmarsh Planning Scheme

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