Objection to a Planning Permit

This form is to help you make an objection to an application in a way which complies with the Planning and Environment Act 1987, and which can be readily understood by the Responsible Authority.

There is no requirement under the Act that you use this form.

Make sure you clearly understand what is proposed before you make an objection.

You should inspect the application at www.colacotway.vic.gov.au (Planning & Building – Planning Permits – View Planning Applications) or at Council’s office.

To make an objection you should clearly complete the details on this form and lodge it with the Responsible Authority as shown on the Public Notice.

An objection must:
  • State the reasons for the objection; and
  • State how you would be affected if a permit is granted.
Who is Objecting?
What Application do you Object to?
What are the Reasons for your Objections?
How will you be Affected by the Granting of a Permit?
  1. The Responsible Authority may reject an objection which it considers has been made primarily to secure or maintain a direct commercial advantage for the objector. In this case, the Act applies as if the objection had not been made.
  2. Any person may inspect an objection during office hours.
  3. If your objection related to an effect on property other than at your address as shown on this form, give details of that property and of your interest in it.
  4. To ensure the Responsible Authority considers your objection, make sure that the Responsible Authority receives it by the date shown in the notice you were sent or which you saw in a newspaper or on the website.
  5. If you object before the Responsible Authority makes a decision, the Responsible Authority will tell you its decision.
  6. If despite your objection the Responsible Authority decides to grant a permit, you can appeal against the decision. Details of the appeal procedures are set out on the back of the Notice of Decision which you will receive. An appeal must be made on a prescribed form (obtainable from the Administrative Appeals Tribunal) and accompanied by the prescribed fee. A copy must be given to the
  7. Responsible Authority. An appeal by an objector must be made within 28 days of the date of notice of the Responsible Authority’s decision.
  8. If the Responsible Authority refuses the application, the applicant can also appeal. The provisions are set out on the Refusal of Planning Application which will be issued at the time.
  9. Section 57 of the Planning and Environment 1987 requires the Responsible Authority to make a copy of every objection available in accordance with public availability requirements until the end of the period during which an application may be made for review of a decision on the application.