Payment in full (lump sum) is now overdue. Please make payment by 15 March 2024 to avoid penalties.
You can now lodge and pay online for: Planning Permit Applications, s72 applications or VicSmart Planning Applications.
The following is a guide on how to apply for a planning permit, following Monash's residential development guidelines.
VicSmart is a fast-track process for straightforward planning applications
You can view planning applications and proposed developments details online.
Guidelines, Application Forms and Permits
The Monash Planning Scheme expresses Victoria's and Council's expectations and restrictions for development.
If you wish to register an objection or other response, you may make your submission.
Details on design guidelines and neighbourhood character requirements involved in residential development.
Some areas in Monash are designated in a Heritage Overlay Zone to preserve their unique character.
The Monash Urban Landscape and Canopy Vegetation Strategy looks at what defines 'garden city' character and how to balance development and greening of the landscape.
At its meeting on 26 September 2023, Council adopted the Monash Affordable Housing Strategy. The strategy makes a clear case for taking action to increase the provision of affordable housing in Monash.
The Monash Open Space Strategy has been prepared in response to the community’s desire for more open space. It will be used to guide Council in providing open space now and in the future.
This is a list of existing and proposed Structure Plans for the City of Monash's Activity Centres.
Some areas in the City of Monash are covered by a Vegetation Protection Overlay to preserve existing vegetation. If your property is in a protected area, a planning permit may be required to remove a tree.