Planning Permit vs. Town Planning Permit

--- Pam Drakopoulos 

--- Pam Drakopoulos 

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A PLANNING PERMIT AND A TOWN PLANNING PERMIT

Is this a trick question?

There is no difference between a Planning Permit and a Town Planning Permit.

A development may require a Planning Permit to be granted prior to Building Permit for construction.

A Planning Permit grants approval for a site to be developed. Generally, a Planning Permit will be required when 2 or more dwellings are proposed on a site. Sometimes, overlays on a site e.g flood overlay may also trigger a Planning Permit approval for an extension to a single dwelling. The Planning Permit provides the address of the land, a description of the works that have been approved and lists a number of conditions that apply to the permit.

Before the development starts the permit will request plans to be submitted for endorsement and, they will form part of the permit.

There may also be other conditions that need to be complied with by the developer prior to the commencement of any works as well as compliance required before the use starts or any building is occupied.

A Planning Permit generally needs to be started within 2 years of the date of the permit and completed within 4 years. An extension of time can be requested if construction works are delayed on site, with an extension of an additional 12 months usually granted.