What approvals do I need? - Change of use
A change of use refers to any modification made to the approved land use for a particular site, or specific tenancy or unit.
An example would be from a 'shop' to a 'restaurant'.
|Do I need approval?||
Planning Approval (also referred to as Development Approval) is not required for any ‘P’ uses under the City’s Scheme or Exempted ‘D’ uses under the Planning and Development (Local Planning Schemes) Regulations 2015 even if it would increase the on-site parking requirements. If you do not know what use class you fall under, please contact the City’s Planning Services Business Unit.
A Building Permit may be required for a change of use.
|What do I need to submit?||
Please refer to the City's DA Checklist - Change of Use for a complete list of the information required to apply for planning approval.
Please refer to the City's Commercial Buildings Information Sheet for a complete list of the information required to apply for a building permit.
If your structure has already been constructed without prior approvals and/or permits, please refer to our Unauthorised Works page which includes a separate application checklist.
|Fees & Lodgement||
Please refer to the below page for further information regarding application fees.
Planning and Building Application Fees
The City's preferred method for submitting Planning and Building applications is online. Please refer to the below links to lodge an application.
Do not hesitate to contact the City on 9405 5000 if you have any queries prior to lodgement.