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Land Use Applications

A land use application is required whenever a property owner wants to change how a property is used.

Some examples might include:

  • Converting an existing dwelling to a medical centre
  • Converting an existing shop to a cafe/restaurant
  • Changing the intensity of a land use

This is different from rezoning land. Rezoning land refers to a drastic land use change which requires the approval of the Planning Minister.

The two main types of land use applications:

Change of Land Use
This is the sort of application you would use if you are completely changing the use of land or property. Both the current and proposed land use are allowed within the land use zone in which the property is located.

Change of Intensity Use
Even if you are not planning to change the use of land you own, but are looking to increase the intensity of its use, you may need to consider a land-use application.

How Terrain Consulting Group can help:

Fully realise your land’s potential

We help you maximise the profit of the land by advising on everything from the context of your land to policies and frameworks.

Advice on property purchase viability

We can analyse your plans for a property and provide professional advice.

Extensive local council understanding

With over 35 years of experience, Terrain Consulting Group has dealt with just about every council across Greater Melbourne and regional Victoria.

When making a land use application, there are a number of things to consider such as:

  • How is the property currently used?
  • What is the end goal?
  • Are there permits or licenses required as part of that change of land use (for example, liquor licensing)?
  • How will the new land use impact surrounding properties and areas?

Why work with Terrain Consulting Group for land use applications?

  • 35+ years of experience
  • Extensive local council expertise across Melbourne and Victoria
  • A proven track record of successful land use applications
  • Expert advice on property purchase viability
  • Specialising in VCAT representation if required

Discover how Terrain Consulting Group can help you.