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Amendments to the planning scheme

Amendments to the planning scheme

The Whittlesea Planning Scheme sets out the rules for how land is used, can be developed (or built on) and can be protected within the City of Whittlesea.

The Whittlesea Planning Scheme sets out the rules for how land is used, can be developed (or built on) and can be protected within the City of Whittlesea.

The planning scheme - a State Government document that we administer - determines if a planning permit is required to change the use of land, to construct a building or make other changes to the land.

Anyone can propose an amendment to the Whittlesea Planning Scheme but the process is complex and can be costly.

The Minister for Planning and Council occasionally propose changes to the Planning Scheme to either reflect new circumstances or improve it.

An amendment could involve changes to:

  • the planning scheme map – such as a change to the zone of the land, or the introduction or removal of an overlay control
  • the scheme ordinance
  • a written part of the scheme

Current and past scheme amendments

How to initiate an amendment

If you would like to initiate a planning scheme amendment, you must demonstrate why an amendment should be prepared. We need to be certain that the amendment has planning merit and is consistent with the future strategic directions for our municipality.

Find out more about how to initiate an amendment.

Fees

To view fees for planning scheme amendment applications visit the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning website.

 

Further information

Find out more about planning schemes on the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning website.