Written comments we receive in response to a planning permit application are called submissions. Submissions can be lodged up until the time we makes a decision on the application, however we recommend they be lodged within the fourteen day advertising period.
We must consider all written submissions when making a decision about an application.
Objections to proposals
Submissions opposing a proposal are objections.
- must be in writing
- must clearly state how the application will affect the objector
- should be based on legitimate town planning issues.
Lodging an objection
To lodge an objection you need to write a letter, which includes your name and contact details (including address), the planning application number, address of the property in question, and a statement of how the proposal will affect you.
You can lodge your written objection:
- by post to: Manager Planning, Towong Shire Council, PO Box 55, Tallangatta 3700
- by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org (Subject line: Objection to [planning application number])
- in person at Council's customer service centres at Tallangatta or Corryong.
Please note: submissions and objections are not confidential. Your name and address details will be available to the public and the applicant.
Responses to submissions and objections
If you've make a written submission, we will let you know if the matter goes to a public meeting, known as a focus meeting.
We will also notify you of our decision by mail.
Council is not always the final arbiter of an application. A permit applicant or an objector may lodge an appeal with the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) if dissatisfied with Council's decision.
Rights of appeal are summarised on the notice of decision that is mailed to all parties. For more information, visit the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal website.