The Wombat Post has commenced regular reporting on planning applications that affect the Daylesford and Hepburn communities and surrounding areas.

The information provided here is primarily based on information available from the Hepburn Shire planning website. These applications have not yet been determined. Three of the pending applications are highlighted because they may have particular interest for the community.

Car Parking Needs: Royal Hotel (PLA23/0002)

The Royal Hotel had a planning application approved, by delegation, in December 2022 to increase hotel capacity from 320 to 581 people. A condition of the approved planning permit was that the applicant provide 232 car spaces. The applicant is now seeking this requirement to be waived completely.

Group Housing: 13 Nash Lane Daylesford (PLN23/0068)

Group housing allows applicants to increase density of accommodation, bypassing many of the requirements of normal residential developments. Group housing is most attractive to developers seeking to maximise the occupancy density.

The Nash Lane application is for 6 two-story cabins each with 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. Fully occupied, the development would accommodate 36 guests, and possibly more with bunk and sofa beds.

The site is adjacent to the Lerderderg track at the base of Cornish Hill

The Block: 1 Raglan St Daylesford (PLN23/0157)

This application has been strongly linked to a proposal for television series  “The Block” (The Sun  30/7/2023). The application is for 5 houses, each  consisting of 5 bedrooms, a study, a rumpus room , 3 car garage, and heated pool. This is part of the larger Middleton Field development.


The following is a listing of local applications which have not yet been determined by Council. Objections or indications of support will be received by Council at any time until a determination on the application has been made. The listed ‘Closing Date’ is the earliest date after which a determination can be made. Council is still receiving objections for all of the listed applications.

Application ID Application Description Property Address Closing Date
PLN22/0259 Reduction in lots from 9 to 8, increased lot sizes, relocation of common driveway, existing trees to be removed, location of mail boxes to change 12 Vanina Street HEPBURN VIC 3461 23/08/2023
PLN23/0052 Use and development of land for two dwellings and construction of access to a road in the Transport Zone 1946 Daylesford-Malmsbury Road DRUMMOND VIC 3461 23/08/2023
PLN23/0120 Development of land for two dwellings on a lot and to demolish shed 121 Raglan Street DAYLESFORD VIC 3460 23/08/2023
PLN23/0130 Development of land for replacement dwelling and non- habitable outbuilding. 933 Daylesford-Trentham Road BULLARTO VIC 3461 18/08/2023
PLN23/0125 Development of a second dwelling 31 Eldon Street GLENLYON VIC 3461 15/08/2023
PLN23/0133 Development of a dwelling within an Environmental Significance Overlay 9 Houston Street DAYLESFORD VIC 3460 15/08/2023
PLN23/0068 Demolition of an existing building, Use and Development of Group Accommodation and Removal of Native Vegetation 13 Nash Lane DAYLESFORD VIC 3460 14/08/2023
PLA23/0018 Change of use for existing shed from store to bulky goods display area associated with existing market 105 Central Springs Road DAYLESFORD VIC 3460 10/08/2023
PLN23/0117 Additions and alterations to existing dwelling. 104 Central Springs Road DAYLESFORD VIC 3460 10/08/2023
PLN23/0096 We wish to construct our family home. It will be a double-storey house, an adjoining single storey art studio. It will be constructed of steel frame. There will be a separate garage with the same cladding and construction as the house. 2 Collins Road GLENLYON VIC 3461 9/08/2023
PLN23/0104 Buildings and works to construct seven utility installations and associated infrastructure and to remove, destroy, or lop vegetation under the Erosion Management Overlay 1460 Daylesford-Clunes Road SMEATON VIC 3364 9/08/2023
PLN23/0099 Construction of a storage shed associated with an existing dwelling 95 Gays Road WHEATSHEAF VIC 3461 8/08/2023
PLN23/0103 Building and works for a dwelling 9 Vue Court DAYLESFORD VIC 3460 7/08/2023
PLN23/0118 Development of a building associated with an existing dwelling. 210 Whitegum Drive WHEATSHEAF VIC 3461 7/08/2023
PLN23/0157 Development of 5 dwellings on a lot 1 Raglan Street DAYLESFORD VIC 3460 4/08/2023
PLA23/0002 Amend PLN22/0328 to remove Condition 6 that requires car parking on the site for increase in patronage. 27 Vincent Street DAYLESFORD VIC 3460 2/08/2023
PLA22/0276 Request to amend Section 173 Agreement 12A South Lyonville Road LYONVILLE VIC 3461 1/08/2023
PLN23/0036 Demolition of outbuildings, Buildings and works for carport and second dwelling on one lot, and Two lot subdivision (boundary realignment) 127 Vincent Street DAYLESFORD VIC 3460 27/07/2023
PLN23/0016 Detached addition to existing dwelling (studio) new carport and storage area and removal of plum trees 48 West Street DAYLESFORD VIC 3460 25/07/2023
PLA23/0016 Planning permit needs to be amended as original planning permit issued has been determined by engineers to put the original dwelling (powder magazine) at risk. Plans have been redrawn with proposed renovation now a 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom single storey dwelling. The new dwelling will be located further away from the original old building with a light-weight glass link (as previously specified by heritage guidance) to ensure it is built without causing any harm to the original building. No changes made to the plans for the original powder magazine itself apart from the internal layout. 33 West Street DAYLESFORD VIC 3460 17/07/2023
PLN23/0072 Single Dwelling Development 9 Range Road HEPBURN SPRINGS VIC 3461 17/07/2023
PLN23/0100 Two (2) Lot Subdivision 2 Fifteenth Street HEPBURN VIC 3461 17/07/2023
PLN23/0108 Buildings and works for a dwelling 809 Daylesford-Malmsbury Road GLENLYON VIC 3461 17/07/2023
PLN23/0109 use and buildings and works for a dwelling, carport and shed. 41 Pfeiffers Track DAYLESFORD VIC 3460 17/07/2023
PLN23/0088 Development of accommodation (glamping tents) and pool associated with existing caravan park 3021 Ballan-Daylesford Road DAYLESFORD VIC 3460 13/07/2023
PLA23/0011 Single Storey Dwelling 230 Whitegum Drive WHEATSHEAF VIC 3461 6/07/2023
PLN22/0400 Remove existing house and vegetation and construct new single storey dwelling with ESO1, ESO2 and Heritage overlay 45 Central Springs Road DAYLESFORD VIC 3460 6/07/2023