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Making amendments

A planning scheme can be amended to achieve a desirable planning outcome or to support a new strategic direction. Common amendments include:

  • changing a zone to allow for a different use of the land
  • introducing a new Council Policy

Find out more about what's involved in amending a planning scheme on the Planning Victoria website.

The process for a planning scheme amendment is set out in the Planning and Environment Act 1987.

Request to amend a planning scheme amendment

It is a lengthy and expensive process to amend a planning scheme. Find out the fees involved in requesting an amendment to the planning scheme.

If you are considering requesting a planning scheme amendment, we recommend you contact our City Planning Department first. We can discuss your proposed amendment before you submit a formal request.