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Every Victorian Council is required to review its planning scheme every four years, generally within 12 months of adopting its Council Plan.
The purpose of the review is to assess whether the local content of the planning scheme has been effective in achieving the objectives and strategies of the planning scheme. It provides an opportunity for Council to identify major planning issues facing the municipality, policy deficiencies, where planning controls can be simplified or streamlined, and improvements to the operation of the planning scheme.
The Casey Planning Scheme Review 2018 was endorsed by Council on 18 December 2018 for submission to the Minister for Planning to meet its statutory obligations under Section 12B of the Planning and Environment Act 1987.
A copy of the report submitted to the Minister can be found here: Casey Planning Scheme Review 2018 Report
The findings of the review indicate that the Casey Planning Scheme generally accords with State and local planning objectives and strategies. However, the review identified that the local content of the planning scheme needs updating in several areas, including the removal of redundant planning controls, streamlining provisions and facilitating better alignment of its strategic directions and policies with the Council Plan 2017-2021.
The review made 20 recommendations relating to the content and operation of the Casey Planning Scheme that have been categorised as follows:
Required strategic projects
- Strategic projects that need to be completed to meet organisational priorities and State Government requirements and which will have the greatest impact on the operation and efficiency of the Casey Planning Scheme.
- Opportunities for further strategic work that will assist in improving the operation and efficiency of the Casey Planning Scheme that have been identified through the review.
Continuous improvement processes
- Improvement of internal processes that impact on the management and operation of the planning scheme to streamline decision-making.
Further details of these recommendations can be found by downloading a copy of the Casey Planning Scheme Review 2018 report from the link above.
Should you desire any more information about the review please contact Council’s City Planning Department on 9705 5200.