Planning Scheme Amendment Fees

Stage one

  • Considering a request to amend the planning scheme; and
  • Taking action required by Division 1 of Part 3 of the Planning and Environment Act 1987; and
  • Considering any submissions which do not seek a change to the amendment; and
  •  If applicable, abandoning the amendment in accordance with Section 28.

Statutory State Government Fees $2976.70 (Inc. GST)

Stage two

  • Considering submissions which seek a change to an amendment, and where necessary referring the submissions to a panel; and
  • Providing assistance to a panel in accordance with Section 158; and
  • Making a submission in accordance with Section 24(b); and
  • Considering the report in accordance with Section 27; and
  • After considering submissions and the report in accordance with Section 27; if applicable, abandoning the amendment in accordance with Section 28.

Statutory State Government Fees are dependent on the number of submissions received which seek a change to an amendment and where necessary referring the submission to a panel:

  • Up to and including 10 submissions                      $14753.50 (Inc. GST)
  • 11 to (and including) 20 submissions                    $29478 (Inc. GST)
  • Exceeding 20 submissions                                      $39405.20 (Inc. GST)

Stage three

  • Adopting the amendment or part of the amendment in accordance with Section 29; and
  • Submitting the amendment for approval in accordance with Section 31.
  • Giving the notice of the approval of the amendment required by section 36(2) of the Act.

Statutory State Government Fees $469.60 (Inc. GST)

Stage four

  • Considering a request to approve an amendment in accordance with Section 35; and
  • Giving notice of approval of an amendment in accordance with Section 36(1).

Statutory State Government Fees $469.60 (Inc. GST)

Note:

  • The fees for Stages 1, 2 and 3 are paid to the Planning authority by the person who requested the amendment.
  • The fee for Stage 4 is paid to the Minister by the person who requested the amendment.

Combined permit application and planning scheme amendment

The fee for an application for a planning permit combined with a request for amendment of a planning scheme, made in accordance with Section 96A, is the sum arrived at by adding the higher of the fees plus 50% of the lower of the fees which would have applied is spate application had been made.

If the application for a planning permit is for any combination of the classes of application outlined previously, the fee for the Planning Permit for the purposes of this calculation is the higher of the fees which would have applied in spate applications for planning permits had been made.

Planning panel

Costs and expenses for a Planning Panel to be appointed, hear and consider submission, and prepare a report under Part 8 of the Planning and Environment Act 1987 are to be paid by the person requesting the planning scheme amendment.

Full fee recovery of government charges applies, and the fees differ depending on complexity and duration of the panel process.

Administration charges

General written advice of planning scheme amendment histories $65 (Inc. GST)

Note: Statutory fees can only be increased by the Minister of Planning. There have been alterations to these statutory fees, which came into effect 13 October 2016. For further information please visit the Department of Environment, Land, Water, and Planning website.

Full fee recovery of government charges. Fee differs depending on complexity and duration of Panel.