Land Subject to Inundation Overlay

The intention of a Land Subject to Inundation Overlay (LSIO) is to reduce the exposure of people, property and buildings to flooding.

If you want to develop a site with an LSIO, you will need a planning permit.

Use the VicPlan map tool to check if your property is subject to an LSIO.

For a comprehensive list of permit requirements, check the Benalla Planning SchemeFloodway Overlay (clause 44.03) and Land Subject to Inundation Overlay (clause 44.04).

Application requirements

Documents should be submitted as digital files via email. We also accept hard copies by mail or in person.

  1. Completed planning permit application form
  2. Written description of your proposal
  3. Certificate of Title from Landata
  4. VicPlan Planning Property Report
  5. Fully dimensioned plans at a scale of 1:100 or 1:200, maximum size A3, If lodging in hard copy, supply x3 copies of each plan
  • site plans
  • floor plans (as applicable)
  • elevation plans (as applicable)
  1. Report of selected materials, colours and finishes (as applicable)

Use our Planning Permit Application Lodgement Checklist(PDF, 276KB)  to ensure you are meeting the application requirements.


Check our Fees and Charges to see all costs involved in your permit application.


The materials you submit with your application, including plans, will be made available for public view. Copies may be made to interested parties for consideration and review as part of the planning process under the Planning and Environment Act 1987.

Contact us for advice

It is important that you discuss your proposal with us before you submit your application to avoid potential delays or disappointments during the planning process.

Written description of proposal

Your description should outline your proposal with as much detail as possible about your intended operation, and how you plan to use or develop the land.

This must include:

  • existing and proposed details for the:
  • use of the site
  • buildings, including floor levels
  • drainage systems, including waterways, pipelines, drains, culverts and bridges
  • earthworks, including crest levels
  • roads, including centre lines, kerbs, footpaths and crest levels
  • surface levels
  • number of people expected onsite during normal operations
  • other physical features that may affect flows, such as levee banks, fences and retaining walls

Certificate of Title

The Certificate of Title for your property can be requested from Landata. Fees will apply.

You will need to supply a current Certificate of Title (within the past 3 months) when you apply for your planning permit.


Your plans should be fully dimensioned plans at a scale of 1:100 or 1:200. The maximum size is A3.

If lodging in hard copy, please supply x3 copies of each plan.

The site plan must show:

  • xx

The floor plan must show:


Onsite inspections

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