The Council will now charge a fee (that is double the standard fee) for retrospective approvals when illegal works have been completed by the current owner. 

Where an illegal development, building and plumbing work/s were undertaken by a previous owner, the standard fee will continue to be charged for a retrospective approval. 

 An amnesty for the fee increase for current owners will apply for the balance of the 2020-2021 financial year to allow existing property owners to seek retrospective approvals for illegal development, building or plumbing works.   

If you have any questions relating to retrospective approvals or fees, please phone the Council on: 03 6429 8900 or email: