Planning & Building

Planning & Building

Information for residents and businesses looking to buy, sell, develop, build, renovate or extend in the Macedon Ranges.

In this section...

Trees & vegetation

Find out if a permit is required for vegetation removal on your property and learn about how to resolve or report issues with trees and vegetation on Council and public land.

Developments & subdivisions

Design and infrastructure guidelines, drainage information, developer contribution schemes and information about residential, commercial and industrial developments.


Planning information and legislation to protect and enhance the heritage features of the Macedon Ranges.

Planning permits

Apply for a planning permit, download application forms, object to an application or check whether your permit has been approved.

Planning for our future

Information about what Council is doing to plan for our future including shire-wide and town-based projects and plans.

Building, renovating or extending

Find out if you need a permit to build on your property.

Planning Scheme and zones

Information regarding current planning schemes, zones and overlays affecting Macedon Ranges shire.

Buying or Selling

Request a copy of your plans or rates valuation. Find out about land use information and whether you can build on a particular block of land.

View applications online

Check the status of your applications, make objections and view planning applications from 1995.