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Some planning applications require technical reports including Land Capability Assessments, Bushfire Management Statements or Surveyed plans. Some applications might be complex and assistance may be provided by a planning consultant.

There may be times where applicants prefer, or are required, to use planning professionals in the application process and all approved subdivisions require a certification application be lodged by a licensed surveyor.

Geotechnical Engineers

Search for Geotechincal Consultants (DOC, 36.89 KB) (soil tests, septic recommendations, waste water management, etc.). Land Capability Assessments, if requested by Council, must be prepared by a qualified Geotechnical Engineer.

Bushfire Management Assessors

Search for Bushfire Consultants (DOC, 61.5 KB) (buildings and works in a Bushfire Management Overlay). Note Bushfire Management Statements may be prepared by any person but must be in accordance with the relevant application requirements of Clause 52.47 Planning for Bushfire of the Moorabool Planning Scheme.

Licensed Surveyors

Search for a Licensed Surveyors (DOC, 33.45 KB) (subdivision of land, preparation of titles) in regional Victoria. Note applications for subdivision of land may be prepared by any person but must be in accordance with the relevant zones, overlays, particular provisions and other policies as applicable under the Moorabool Planning Scheme. Applications to certify a plan of subdivision must be lodged by a Licensed Surveyor.

Disclaimer: Search results are independent and Council is not liable for any information obtained by applicants from surveyors.

Planning Consultants

Search for a generalist Planning Consultant in regional Victoria.

Disclaimer: Search results are independent and Council is not liable for any information obtained by applicants from planning consultants.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is a Bushfire Management Statement (BMS)?

    A Bushfire Management Statement (BMS) is a written report which identifies what defendable space and construction requirements are required to meet the relevant objectives, standards and mandatory requirements of the Bushfire Management Overlay (BMO).

  • What happens to my application if there is public objection?

    Part of Council’s decision is to consider the merits of any community objection to an application. Applicants are informed of any objection and given an opportunity to meet with Officers and the community together. Applications with objections have a report prepared by the Officer for a decision under delegation of Council. Applicants are invited to formally address Councillors on why their application should be approved at a public meeting.

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Thursday, 26 May, 2016 - 15:38