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Facilitated Development Program

The Casey Cardinia region offers to facilitate the prioritisation of commercial and industrial developments that support the delivery of local jobs through business expansion or new investment. Planning applications must demonstrate the development will improve the viability of existing businesses or create new employment opportunities within the region to be considered for the program.

What this means for you:  

  • One point of contact throughout the application process 
  • Pre-application meeting prior to lodgment to identify
    • The quality and level of documentation required by Council
    • Any areas of concern prior to lodgment
  • Established timeframes 
  • Cost savings 

Planning applications lodged through the Facilitated Development Program will need to demonstrate significant job creation in the Casey Cardinia region to be considered for the program. Each municipality has a seperate process for development: 


Planning applications lodged through the City of Casey may be considered within one of the below three streams for prioritised development. Please note entry into the program is at the discretion of City of Casey Facilitated Development Planning Team.

21 Day Decision

Must meet ALL criteria below: 

  • Clearly demonstrates creation of local jobs.
  • Must be a ‘Section 1’ use of the relevant Zone under the Casey Planning Scheme.
  • No advertising required
  • No statutory referrals required.
  • No reduction in car parking required
  • No Cultural Heritage Management Plan required.
  • No covenants or restrictions on Title that would prevent Council issuing a permit.

To see information requirements, view the 21 Day Decision - Minimum Application Requirements PDF document.

Please note if you do not provide all minimum application requirements as identified above, your application will be unable to be processed within the 21 day time frame.

Job Growth

Must meet ALL criteria below:

  • Clearly demonstrates creation of local jobs and/or significant investment in the City of Casey.
  • Pre-application meeting held with Council Officers.
  • All required documentation provided at lodgement. Minimum application requirements will be confirmed following your pre-application meeting


Must meet ALL criteria below:

For more information please contact the City of Casey on 9705 5200 and request to speak with a Facilitated Development Planner.



Cardinia Shire Council work closely with all new commercial developments to ensure optimum results for the benefit of the business, economy and local job seekers.

If your proposed development is within Cardinia Shire, please contact Andrew Pomeroy, Coordinator Economic Development on 0429 570 776, to find out how your development can be supported.