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Building and planning

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In 2010-11, the City of Melbourne assessed 99 heritage-graded buildings in the Central City (Hoddle Grid) area.

Building and construction

Find information on building and construction guidelines, application forms, fees and industry news.


The City of Melbourne provides information, advice and guidance on issues relating to town planning and planning permit application assessments.

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The City of Melbourne's Local Policy Team is responsible for amendments to the Melbourne Planning Scheme.

Frequently asked questions

Find answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about the building control system in Victoria.

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Careful planning is pivotal in ensuring that Melbourne remains economically prosperous, environmentally sustainable and still a great place to live.

Information about

Lacrosse Building

Lacrosse Building, Docklands

The City of Melbourne is working with owners and occupiers of the Lacrosse Building.

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Building forms

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Find a range of applications for permits, including permits for works on roads, crane permits, skips, deeds of indemnity and more.

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Planning forms

Terrace houses

Find planning forms, fact sheets and checklists along with a schedule of fees.

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Lodging an application

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Planning permit applications can be lodged in person or by mail.

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