Planning Scheme Amendments - Approved

Details of all amendments to the Casey Planning Scheme, and other Victorian Planning Schemes, may be found at Planning Scheme Amendments Online on the Department of Transport, Planning and Local Infrastructure (DTPLI) website.

Listed below, when applicable, are recently approved amendments to the Casey Planning Scheme.


 What the amendment does


Planning Scheme Amendment C250 (14mb)
Amendment C250 to the Casey Planning Scheme amends the Local Planning Policy Framework of the Casey Planning Scheme by introducing a new Municipal Strategic Statement (MSS) and a revised suite of local planning policies.
9 February 2017
Planning Scheme Amendment VC133

Amendment VC133 corrects inconsistencies and improves the structure of planning the Casey planning scheme so that it’s compatible with the new Planning Scheme Information Management System (PSIMIS). PSIMIS will help achieve DELWP’s Smart Planning program which will re-design Victoria’s planning system to reduce it’s size and complexity using a number of new digital tools.

The Amendment:

  • Corrects the numbering and naming of provisions
  • Corrects formatting and references
  • Simplifies provisions
  • Facilitates consistency between strategy plans defined in the Act and planning schemes.
25 May 2017
Planning Scheme Amendment C136
Victoria’s planning system currently provides limited design guidance for apartment developments. This has resulted in poor apartment designs that provide inadequate long-term living environments.
Amendment VC136 introduces state-wide requirements for all apartment developments. The new requirements will improve the standard of apartment living and provide attractive and affordable living opportunities for a variety of household types in Victoria.
Amendment VC136 introduces state-wide planning requirements for apartment developments. The Amendment changes the Victoria Planning Provisions (VPP) and the Casey Planning Scheme. Zones, Overlays and Definitions have been amended to accommodate the new “Better Apartments Design Standards.
13 April 2017
Planning Scheme Amendment VC134
VC134 introduces the updated Metropolitan Planning strategy, Plan Melbourne 2017-2050, to the planning scheme by changing the VPPs and updating the SPPF.
The amendment restructures Clause 11 and introduces clause 11.06, which outlines specific planning policy for the Metropolitan Melbourne region.
Clauses 9,11,13,16-13 are updated to reflect the new strategy.     
The amendment introduces new and updated incorporated and reference documents, of note Is the Principal Public Transport Network 2017 (State Government of Victoria, 2017).

Planning Scheme Amendment VC135

The amendment introduces additional classes of application into the VicSmart provisions, and increases the ‘cost of development’ threshold of some existing VicSmart buildings and works classes of application.

27 March 2017
Planning Scheme Amendment VC110
Implements the government's response to the recommendations of the Managing Residential Development Advisory Committee by amending Clause 72 to introduce a new general term, “garden area” and amends the Neighbourhood Residential Zone, General Residential Zone, Residential Growth Zone, Mixed Use Zone and Township Zone.
27 March 2017
Planning Scheme Amendment C190

Planning Scheme Amendment C190 implements the Brompton Lodge Precinct Structure Plan (PSP), Development Contributions Plan (DCP), and Native Vegetation Precinct Plan (NVPP).

Brompton Lodge is a triangular shaped precinct located in Cranbourne South adjoining the southern end of the Cranbourne West PSP, bounded by the Westernport Highway, Cranbourne-Frankston Road and the future Ballarto Road extension.

It will be a residential precinct for a population of over 4,000 people and will provide a Neighbourhood Activity Centre with frontage to Cranbourne-Frankston Road.

15 December 2016
Planning Scheme Amendment C220 (2mb)
Amendment C220 to the Casey Planning Scheme facilitates the urban development of land within the Collison Estate, Cranbourne East, by rezoning the land to the General Residential Zone (Schedule 1) and applying the Development Plan Overlay. 9 February 2017
Planning Scheme Amendment C131 (621kb) The Amendment changes the Victoria Planning Provisions and all planning schemes in Victoria by amending Clause 52.19 - Telecommunications facility, to exempt a permit application for a telecommunications facility funded (or partly funded) under the Commonwealth Government's Mobile Black Spot Programme from the notice and review requirements of the Planning and Environment Act 1987. 24 November 2016

Planning Scheme Amendment C189 (1mb)
Casey Central Precinct (7mb)


Amendment C189 implements the Casey Central Town Centre Precinct Structure Plan in the Casey Planning Scheme.  Specifically, the amendment:

  • Inserts Schedule 10 to Clause 37.07 Urban Growth Zone (UGZ) into the Casey Planning Scheme and rezones the Precinct to UGZ10. The schedule sets out the land use and development controls for the precinct. The schedule requires land use and development within the amendment area to be generally in accordance with the Casey Central Town Centre PSP.
  • Rezones a strip of land adjacent to the western boundary of the precinct from UGZ to Road Zone Category 1 (RDZ1).
  • Deletes the Development Plan Overlay Schedule 14 (DPO14) from the precinct.
  • Deletes the Development Contributions Plan Overlay Schedule 6 (DCPO6) from the precinct.
  • Applies the DCPO11 to the precinct.
  • Amends the schedule to Clause 52.01 to require a 6.51% public open space contribution from subdividers within the amendment area.
  • Amends the schedule to Clause 52.17 (Native Vegetation) to include the precinct as a scheduled area.
  • Amends the schedule to Clause 66.04 to require a referral to the now Victorian Planning Authority for subdivision, and for construction of a building or carrying out works in the Core and Transitional retail areas and Corporate Centre where the value of the building or works is in excess of $500,000.
  • Amends the schedule to Clause 81.01 to include one new incorporated document titled Casey Central Town Centre Precinct Structure Plan, May 2016
 1 September 2016
Planning Scheme Amendment C218 (2mb)

It applies to land in Lyndhurst and Lynbrook affected by the Development Contributions Plan Overlay – Schedule 3 (DCP03), an area generally bounded by Thompsons Road to the south, Dandenong-Hastings Road to the west and South-Gippsland Highway to the north-east.

The Amendment updates the Development Contributions Plan for Structure Plan 1: Lyndhurst – August 2003 with the Lyndhurst Development Contributions Plan – November 2015, which extends its expiry date for an addition nine years, until 2025 and proposes the following change to the Casey Planning Scheme:

  • amends the incorporated document “Development Contributions Plan for Structure Plan 1: Lyndhurst, August 2003 to insert an expiry date
  • amends the Schedule to Clause 81.01 to include the new incorporated document titled “Lyndhurst Development Contributions Plan, November 2015"
26 May 2016
Planning Scheme Amendment C205 (3mb) 

It applies to the Amstel Golf Course site located at 1000 Cranbourne-Frankston Road, Cranbourne, more specifically:

  • 980–1030 Cranbourne-Frankston Road, Cranbourne;
  • 20E Scioto Street, Cranbourne;
  • 1-15 Jockey Lane, Cranbourne;
  • 1-31 Denistoun Crescent, Cranbourne;
  • 1-11 Ronneback Walk, Cranbourne;
  • 1-14 Nanea Path, Cranbourne;
  • 2-14 Aviara Walk, Cranbourne; and
  • 23-47 Willow Glen Boulevard, Cranbourne.

 The amendment rezones the land to facilitate residential development on the site and proposes the following changes to the planning scheme:

  • Rezones the land from a Farming Zone – Schedule 2 (FZ2) to a General Residential Zone – Schedule 1 (GRZ1).
  • Updates Schedule 12 to the Development Plan Overlay (DPO12) and extends its application to the land.
  • Amends the Schedule to Clause 52.01 to apply a 20 per cent rate of public open space contribution to the land.
14 April 2016

Planning Scheme Amendment C206 (2mb)

Amendment C206:

  • Replaces the Cranbourne West Development Contributions Plan (January 2010) with a new Cranbourne West Development Contributions Plan (November 2014)
  • Distributes infrastructure costs for local road construction fairly between the area’s landowners through a new Charge Area.
  • Reduces the total DCP infrastructure costs through VicRoads’ commitment to take ownership of one of the DCP projects.

The Amendment inserts a new incorporated document titled ‘Cranbourne West Development Contributions Plan, August 2014’ in the Schedule to Clause 81.01 and amends Schedule 12 of the Development Contributions Plan Overlay to give effect to the new Cranbourne West Development Contributions Plan.

10 March 2016
Planning Scheme Amendment C211 (895kb) The amendment  applies  to  two proposed lots within the Cranbourne West PSP,  located west  of  Evans  Road  and  north  of  Central  Parkway.

The amendment applies  the  Public  Acquisition  Overlay  –  Schedule  6  (PAO6)  so  South  East  Water Corporation, as the Water Authority, can acquire the land for the future construction of recycled water tanks.

22 September 2016
Planning Scheme Amendment C215 (950kb)

Amendment C215  makes changes to the Heritage Planning controls relating to the heritage place “Tulliallan” (HO152) at 805 Berwick-Cranbourne Road, Cranbourne North. The amendment includes an incorporated document  to exempt buildings and works normal to a dwelling (i.e. the existing dwelling is recognised as a non-contributory element to the local heritage place) from the requirement for a planning permit under the Heritage Overlay.

Amendment C215 also amends the Schedule to Clause 43.01 (Heritage Overlay) to permit prohibited uses for the following growth areas properties:

  • 95 McCormacks Road, Clyde North
  • 415 Clyde-Fiveways Road, Clyde
  • 211 Grices Road, Clyde North
  • 465 Pattersons Road, Clyde
  • 1450 Thompsons Road, Cranbourne East
  • 305 Berwick-Cranbourne Road, Cranbourne
  • 805 Berwick-Cranbourne Road, Cranbourne North
  • 2/660 Hall Road, Cranbourne
  • 272 Hardys Road, Clyde North
  • 500 Soldiers Road, Clyde North
  • 1755 Ballarto Road, Clyde
25 February 2016
Planning Scheme Amendment C182 (3mb)
Small Lot Housing Code (344kb)
Precinct Structure Plan

Amendment C182 was gazetted on 11 February 2016.  Amendment C182  incorporates the Small Lot Housing Code August 2014 into the Casey Planning Scheme and makes associated amendments in six schedules to Clause 37.07-Urban Growth Zone, and in the Berwick Waterways Precinct Structure Plan,  in order to implement the Small Lot Housing Code consistently across all of Casey’s Precinct Structure Plans .

Already in place in Casey’s PSPs, the need for a planning permit is removed for a single dwelling on a lot between 250 square metres and 300 square metres where a building envelope has been approved by the responsible authority. The Small Lot Housing Code will work in parallel with this existing provision to further improve the flexibility of dwelling approvals.

11 February 2016

Planning Scheme Amendment C197 (1mb)

Botanic Ridge Precinct Structure Plan (amended)

Botanic Ridge Development Contribution Plan (amended)


Amendment C197 updates bushfire management provisions in the Botanic Ridge Precinct Structure Plan to be consistent with recent State policy changes.  The Amendment also updates native vegetation provisions that were incorporated into the Casey Planning Scheme by Amendments C185, C186 & C188 to be consistent with the Victorian government’s approval to take action under Part 10 of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (Commonwealth).

 More specifically the amendment:

  • Amends the bushfire provisions within the Botanic Ridge Precinct Structure Plan and the Botanic Ridge Development Contributions Plan.
  • Inserts and applies the Bushfire Management Overlay – Schedule 1, to land in the Botanic Ridge Precinct Structure Plan that is within 150 metres of the Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne.
  • Amends the requirements for bushfire management in Schedule 4 to Clause 44.06 (Urban Growth Zone).
  • Update the Schedule to Clause 52.17 to allow native vegetation removal where it is either consistent with Commonwealth environment approvals or where the native vegetation is not identified in the Thompsons Road, Clyde Creek, Casey Fields South Residential and Berwick Waterways growth corridor precincts.
21 January 2016
Planning Scheme Amendment C199 (3mb) Amendment C199 to the Casey Planning Scheme was approved by the Minister for Planning on 1 December 2015.  The Amendment came into force on 14 January when the Minister’s approval was published in the Government Gazette. 

The Amendment applies a Public Acquisition Overlay – Schedule 1 (PAO1) to land required for a future upgrade of the Western Port Highway to freeway standard between South Gippsland Highway in Lyndhurst and Browns Road in Devon Meadows. 

The Amendment also rezones land to Road Zone 1 (RDZ1) and deletes the PAO1 from land that is already owned by VicRoads. 

Specifically, Zone maps 7, 10, 14 and maps 7PAO, 10PAO and 14PAO in the Casey Planning Scheme are changed by the amendment.

14 January 2016 
Planning Scheme Amendment C210 (532kb)  Prior to Amendment C210, the Casey Planning Scheme restricted the removal of various environmental weeds without first obtaining a planning permit. This created a barrier to the ongoing work by various community groups, land owners and Council’s environmental staff to effectively manage the long term effects of invasive native weed species on vegetation that is indigenous to Casey. Amendment C210 changes the Casey Planning Scheme by removing the trigger for a planning permit to remove, lop or destroy the following invasive native weed species in the City of Casey:
  • Sweet Pittosporum (Pittosporum undulatum).
  • Sallow Wattle (Acacia longifolia subsp. Longifolia).
  • Coast Wattle (Acacia longifolia subsp. Sophorae).

These species have been identified as invasive native weeds that cause significant ecological damage within the City of Casey. The ability to remove those weeds with requiring a planning permit will enhance ecological restoration,  regeneration and revegetation of nature environs within the municipality.

The Amendment also makes a change to Schedule 4 to the Significant Landscape Overlay which requires a planning permit to remove, destroy or lop a tree if the trunk circumference is greater than 0.5 metres at one metre above ground level.  The Amendment adds the measurement of the trunk diameter (equivalent to the circumference) to be consistent with other Casey Planning Scheme clauses and to adhere to Australian Standards and current practice for arborists.

11 February 2016