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Zones and overlays

Zones and overlays

Under the Whittlesea Planning Scheme, every property is located in a specific zone that reflects the main use of that land; such as residential, industrial or rural.

Under the Whittlesea Planning Scheme, every property is located in a specific zone that reflects the main use of that land; such as residential, industrial or rural.

As well as a zone, your land may also have overlays, such as areas of significant vegetation or special heritage significance. Overlays ensure that important aspects of the land are recognised.

The zone, overlay and other planning controls determine when you require a planning permit.

To find out what planning scheme controls apply to your property, request a free report about the specific zone and overlay conditions for your property.

It is important to find out which controls affect your property before you apply for a planning permit.