Extensions of time to an existing planning permit
Once a planning permit has been approved you have 2 years to begin works.
If you want to extend the statutory timeframe you can lodge an extension of time request via the online services - development portal, and pay the fee.
You need to request the extension of time before the permit expires, or at least within 6 months of the day of expiration.
We can grant two separate 2-year extensions to your permit. This means that, if extensions are granted, you have up to 6 years in total before you need to submit a new planning application.
Submit an extension of time request online