New Statutory Planning fees are applicable as of 1st JULY 2019
Christmas 2019 Advertising dates now available
IMPORTANT NEWS: At its meeting on 5 March 2018, Council adopted a series of new operational protocols and methods to be used in the issuing and management of Planning Permits as they relate to tree retention and landscape implementation. Read more about our New Tree Protection Process.
ePlanning, our free online service, allows you to submit documents or search for planning information online, anytime. You can submit planning permit applications, lodge enquiries, apply for certification, make objections and search the planning register for application and permit information. Click on the logo wherever you see it to take you straight to ePlanning.
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If you're planning on making changes to your home or embarking on a new development in Stonnington, we're here to provide advice on the complexities of the planning process. Whether it's an extension to your property, new signage to a commercial property or a large scale multi-unit development, our Town Planners ensure each application is assessed against the Stonnington Planning Scheme and the interests of local residents and businesses are considered.
The Statutory Planning unit is located at the Stonnington City Centre, 311 Glenferrie Road, Malvern (opposite Malvern Town Hall) and our Planning Counter is open 8.30am to 5.00pm Monday to Friday. We have planners on duty everyday to assist with your general planning enquiries or you can contact by phone on 8290 3329.
Forms and Fees
The different forms you may need in the planning process; new applications, amendments, objections, demolition requests, plus details of all the current fees and charges.
View all planning applications currently on public notice here (including plans, reports and other materials, where available).
Browse this section to get a better understanding of the various steps involved in the planning process.
Useful Publications and Resources
This section is for people looking for information on the different Heritage Overlays that apply in Stonnington. You can also locate key planning resources and publications here.
Stonnington Planning Scheme
The Stonnington Planning Scheme contains state and local planning policies, zones, overlays and other provisions that affect how land can be used and developed.
Find the latest news from the Stonnington Planning Department here, including information about major projects underway, VCAT Appeals, Council's new Tree Protection process and other special notices.
This section outlines the role of Sustainable Design in the planning process and how it affects building projects, from a singe house to a large scale development.
Our Online Planning Register allows you to track the progress of planning permit applications throughout the City of Stonnington.