Amending an Existing Planning Permit

Amending an existing planning permit  

When a planning permit is in place, it is possible that you may wish to make changes to it.

Planning permits are issued on a parcel of land and will remain in place on the parcel of land, even when change of land ownership occurs.

The landowner is legally obligated to comply with the conditions outlined on the permit and the endorsed plans, however an application to amend these can be made with Council to seek a variation.

Planning permits consist of two documents including the permit itself and the endorsed plans, an application can be made to amend one or both of the documents.

There are two types of amendments which can be made depending on the nature of the proposed changes, these include:

  • Section 72 Amendment
  • Secondary Consent 

Section 72 Amendments

An amendment under Section 72 of the Planning & Environment Act 1987 is a formal amendment to the planning permit that will follow the same steps as the original permit application process. This may include formal notification to adjoining properties and referral to the relevant authorities. Proposed changes which can be considered under the Section 72 Amendment process include:

  • An amendment to what the permit allows
  • An amendment to the permit conditions
  • Major changes to the endorsed plans

Secondary Consent

When changes to the endorsed plans are proposed, they can be assessed under the Secondary Consent process. The Secondary Consent allows for the approval of modifications to the endorsed plans without having to go through the full planning permit process.


Lodgement of a Planning Permit Amendment

The Planning Application Portal is currently unavailable. Please email to lodge your application.

For enquiries regarding lodgement requirements please visit our Planning Forms, Fees & Checklists page or call Planning Support on 5950 1010.


Further Information 

For further information or assistance with Amending an existing Planning permit please contact:

Planning Services Team - 5950 1010 or

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