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What is a planning certificate?
A planning certificate is a legal document issued under the authority of the Planning and Environment Act 1987. They are... Read more
Do you require a planning permit under the Ararat Rural City Planning SchemeDo you require a planning permit under the Ararat Rural City Planning Scheme?
The Ararat Rural Planning Scheme controls use and development within the City of Ararat. It contains State and local... Read more
How do I Lodge a Complaint in Relation to a Planning Matter?
It is requested that all complaints are made in writing to the Planning Officer, with full details of the complaint. Read more
Why do I need a planning certificate?
A planning certificate is required by law for anyone buying, selling, re-financing or extending a property. Read more
What is a planning permit?
A planning permit is a legal document that gives permission for a use or development on a particular piece of land. It... Read more
Do I Need A Planning Permit?
Depending on the provisions of the planning scheme affecting your land, a planning permit may not be needed to change the... Read more
Where may I view an application?
Applications advertised may be viewed at the Council's office corner of High Street and Vincent Street during office hours... Read more
When are applications advertised?
Notice of a planning permit application is required to be given under the Planning & Environment Act 1987 to any... Read more
Can I object to someone's application for a planning permit?
Yes. If you feel that you might be affected by a particular planning proposal, you may submit an objection to the... Read more
Who can look at my objection?
Your objection is a public document and may be viewed by any other person. The council will make a copy of your objection... Read more
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