Towong Shire

Planning

Planning Permit Applications

A guide to the Planning Permit application process.
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Towong Planning Scheme

The Towong Planning Scheme is the instrument under the Planning and Environment Act 1987 that regulates the use and development of land within the Shire.
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Planning Scheme Amendments

Towong Shire Council planning scheme amendments can be found on the website of the Department of Planning and Community Development (DCPD) or at Council's Customer Service Centres at Tallangatta and Corryong.  
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Subdivision

The subdivision process occurs in four main stages.
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Bushfire Planning

Find information on applying for a planning permit in a Bushfire Management Overlay.
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Native Vegetation

Find information on planning permit requirements for native vegetation removal.
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Licensed Premises

Find information on planning permit requirements for licensed premises.
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Objections

The Victorian planning system ensures that people affected by a planning decision can comment on what is proposed before the decision is made.
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Planning Compliance

To ensure compliance with the Towong Planning Scheme and building policies, Council may take action on breaches of these regulations.
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Section 173 Agreements and Restrictive Covenants

A restrictive covenant is a private agreement between land owners that may restrict the way land can be used and developed. A covenant is not administered or enforced by the government or a council.
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Un-Sewered Development and Septic Tanks

The whole of Towong Shire falls within an open potable water supply catchment. This means that there are special requirements for un-sewered development.
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Useful Links

A number of useful websites and documents to assist you with your planning application.
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Domestic Wastewater Management Plan

Council is urging property owners with on-site wastewater management systems (commonly referred to as septic tanks) to attend one of its upcoming Domestic Wastewater Management Plan community information sessions.
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