Find information about plan searches and property information in Golden Plains Shire.
Requesting older plans
If you are planning to get a building permit for an extension to an existing dwelling, old plans can be very useful to architects, draftspersons and engineers for designing alterations.
Golden Plains Shire was formed in 1996 from the old Grenville, Bannockburn, Leigh and some of Buninyong Shires. Although building permits have been required for building work since the 19th century, older permits may not always be available (for example, Grenville recordkeeping has been found to be often unreliable).
A non-refundable fee is charged for plan searches to cover administration, archive retrieval and transport costs. To determine if the particular document is likely to be available prior to lodging an application, please contact us
Note: Applicants require the written authority of the current owner of the land to view any building plan.
Property Information Requests
Under Regulation 51 of the Building Regulations 2018, any person may request information about a property, including the following:
- Details of any building permits or certificates of final inspection issued in the preceding 10 years
- Information about the property’s susceptibility to flooding, termites, snowfall, etc.
A Property Information Request form for Regulation 51 (1), (2) & (3) requests can be submitted, with the applicable fee through Council's online building portal here (property information request forms are available from the Building Forms page)
Note: With requests for Regulation 51 (2) provision of a copy of title with a plan of subdivision/ title plan is essential to ascertain the specific property, for vacant land.