The site planningalerts.org.au now covers all planning applications lodged in Boroondara. Planningalerts.org.au is a site where you can enter your address and sign up to be emailed whenever an application occurs near your house. You can set how close the distance is. Below is a map of recent applications lodged within 2km of Hawthorn Station.
Westhawthorn.org helped out by writing some software called a scraper to automatically get the applications from the Boroondara website. I’d recommend checking out planningalerts.org.au. A really big thanks to planningalerts.org.au for producing such a useful service!