PLANNING Permit Activity in Victoria 2008-09 has been released by the Department of Planning and Community Development (DPCD) in association with the Municipal Association of Victoria (MAV). It is the second report to be published from data submitted to the DPCD's automated Planning Permit Activity Reporting System (PPARS), where all Victorian councils submit a standardised monthly transfer of data to enable the collection of planning data.
There were a total of 54,162 planning applications lodged in Victoria between 1 July 2008 and 30 June 2009 consisting of:
• 45,936 new planning applications (85% of total applications lodged);
• 8,103 applications to amend an existing permit (15% of total); and
• 123 combined permit applications.
This equates to a decrease of 5,069 or 9% of the total number of planning applications lodged in the previous reporting period (2007-08).
- Written by Urbanalyst