Making changes to permits, plans and timeframes

Making changes to permits, plans and timeframes

Once we’ve issued a planning permit, planners have an opportunity to make changes to that permit, the plans within it or the times specified in those plans. 

Council has 60 days to make a decision on those changes, the same as for new permit applications.

Amendment requests

Depending on the nature of your amendment, your request will have a different name and different set of requirements:

Section 72 amendment request

If your change affects the reason for the permit (preamble) or permit conditions, you’ll need to lodge a Section 72 amendment. (The name comes from the part of the Planning and Environment Act it relates to.)

You may need to advertise your Section 72 amendment to your neighbours and other interested parties.

Secondary Consent amendment request

If you’re making relatively minor amendments to endorsed plans, you can seek permission from Council using what’s known as a Secondary Consent amendment request. 

Usually Secondary Consent requests relate to changes to plans under Condition 2 of the permit. Condition 2 generally mentions that the plans must not be altered unless written consent is given by the responsible authority. A Secondary Consent amendment request seeks that consent.

Plans to Comply

In some cases, we ask for Plans to Comply with permit conditions, such as Condition 1 and others, before we issue a Building Permit. They need to be lodged by you and approved by Council before works can commence. 

Extension of Time

You can also request an Extension of Time to start and finish a planned work for which you’ve received a permit.

How do I request a change?

Before you make a change, you need to write to request an amendment to your permit to the responsible authority (in most cases Council). Include the amendment fee in this submission.

It’s important that you:

  • clearly highlight any amendments on the plans you submit
  • make sure plans are at the same scale as the plans originally submitted
  • include a written summary of the changes.  

Lodge amendment submissions online

You can lodge your amendment submissions, Plans to Comply and Extension of Time requests online on our ePlanning portal.

Amend your permit via ePlanning

Lodge submissions in writing

Download the amendment form(PDF, 265KB)

This form will assist you in making a request for:

  • an amendment to a permit and associated plans
  • a Secondary Consent request for changes to the endorsed plans
  • plans to comply with permit conditions
  • a request for extension of time to start and finish a permitted development.

Can I revise a submission after I’ve amended it?

Yes you can.

If you want to revise your amended plan, we’ll need you to complete a Revised Amendment Declaration form and fee (if applicable) before we can accept the revisions for assessment.

This form is available on the ePlanning portal, but you can also download it below. 

Revise your submission via ePlanning

Download the Revised Amendment Declaration form(PDF, 226KB)