If you intend to construct a building or carry out works on land affected by the Metro Tunnel Design and Development Overlay, it is recommended that you contact us for pre-planning advice.
If the proposal requires a planning permit, it is possible for Rail Projects Victoria (RPV) to provide an assessment prior to a planning application being lodged with the Responsible Authority where the application relates to a proposal which is unlikely to have significant implications for the development of Metro Tunnel, based on RPV’s assessment. Please see RPV Referrals process for more information.
We strongly recommend 'pre-planning' advice for these applications as it gives greater certainty to the applicant, RPV and the Responsible Authority. It may also exempt the need for a review by RPV as part of the formal planning permit referral process.
The following is a summary of the types of advice RPV can assist with.
There are no fees associated with any of these requests.
If you wish to obtain endorsement of either plans or reports (or both) to meet RPV planning permit conditions, submit the associated supporting materials. We will aim to provide a written response within 30 business days of the receiving all information.
Please note that there may be a requirement for further information which could delay the time taken to provide a response.