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Major Cases List - Application for review for a works approval or licence under sections 33 or 33A Environment Protection Act – Planning and Environment List

The Major Cases List is a sub-list of the Planning and Environment List that has been established to expedite the resolution of applications. Fees in the Major Cases List are higher and it operates on a user-pays fee basis so that its operation does not materially disadvantage the finalisation of other applications in the Planning and Environment List.

An application to VCAT under sections 33, 33A or 33B of the Environment Protection Act 1970 is eligible for inclusion in the Major Cases List if the proceedings are in respect of a development of any kind, irrespective of the estimated cost of development.

Once an application has been included in the Major Cases List, the permit applicant or permit holder cannot seek the removal of the proceeding from the Major Cases List or ‘opt out’ of the List.