Planning Approvals

Published on 30 October 2018

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Burnside Council, compared to other metropolitan councils, has a higher proportion of development applications that don’t comply with development plans or require neighbours to be notified. This means the time to process applications is longer.

"Because we have a higher proportion of complex applications and an active community that are well informed and well resourced, we frequently see applications put on hold for several months, sometimes even years, while the parties work towards a resolution,” General Manager Martin Cooper said.

“We have always been extremely accommodating when it comes to providing applications with additional time to address problems with their applications.”