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.
The Strategy makes a clear case for taking action to increase the provision of affordable housing in Monash.
In 2014, Council adopted a new Housing Strategy which aims to protect the 'garden city' character of Monash while identifying preferred locations for increased housing intensity.
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.