Secondary Consent

Need to make changes to your endorsed plans?

Do you have the following condition specified on your permit?

"The use and/or development as shown on the endorsed plan(s) must not be altered without the written consent of the responsible authority".

If so, you may be eligible to apply for a Secondary Consent if your request meets the following criteria:

  • The changes must not transform the permit to a use or development that was not previously considered and approved;
  • The changes cannot be contrary to any condition in the original permit;
  • The changes cannot be those that would trigger an additional planning permit under the Brimbank Planning Scheme;
  • The changes must not cause material detriment to the surrounding area as there is no advertising associated with a Secondary Consent;
  • The description of what is allowed by the permit cannot be altered by Secondary Consent
  • The permit conditions cannot be varied or deleted by Secondary Consent;
  • The changes must not cause material detriment to the surrounding area as there is no advertising associated with a Secondary Consent.

The responsible authority will determine whether the request for a Secondary Consent meets the above criteria.  If it does not, a planning officer will advise you of how to apply for an amendment to a permit or a new planning permit application.

Wait, is it a subdivision application you need to change/amend? 

If it is, then you are in the wrong place - subdivision applications are processed through SPEAR and can only be lodged by a registered Land Surveyor. So jump on the SPEAR website to do this.

Otherwise, here’s what you’ll need to complete this application:

  • A credit card to make payment
  • Copy of Title and Plan of Subdivision (produced within the last 3 months)
  • Copy of any Covenants or Section 173 Agreements registered on Title if any (under ‘Encumbrances’)
  • Dimensioned plans including:
  • Existing conditions / previously endorsed plans
  • Proposed site, floor and elevation plans showing the changes
  • Feature survey plan (if applicable); and
  • Materials and colour schedule (if applicable)

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Next review date: 
2 May 2019