Planning alert!

As you may know we are waiting for approval on our Development Application with the council.  Something I’ve been very nervous about as it’s the last “will it happen?” kind of hurdle we have to jump before getting into construction.

A few weeks ago I subscribed to a free service called PlanningAlerts.org.au which would email me if anyone had put in a planning application within 2km of a nominated address.  Of course I put in the address of our property.

Earlier this week I was notified about someone building on the next street over, and just a few minutes ago, an email came through with our property address!

Material Change of Use – Development Permit for Dwelling House (Overlays)
We found this application for you on the planning authority’s website about 4 hours ago. It was received by them 1 day earlier.

The status on the council’s website is listed as “Info & Referral Stage”, which is apparently the second of five stages.  Still a ways to go, and we’re definitely not up to the crucial bits, but at least it’s something.

  1. Application stage
  2. Information and referral stage
  3. Notification stage
  4. Decision stage
  5. Compliance stage