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Banyule Planning Scheme

A planning scheme sets out the way land can be used and developed through policies and objectives. It includes both written text and maps that show the zones and overlays that affect land.  It gives information about policies and the circumstances when a planning permit is needed to make changes to the use or condition of land or to develop land.

Amendments to the Banyule Planning Scheme

Sometimes a planning scheme may need to be changed to reflect new circumstances or achieve new objectives. Changes to the scheme are known as amendments and the process for an amendment is set out in the Planning and Environment Act 1987.

An amendment may involve a change to a planning scheme map (such as a rezoning), a change to the written part of the scheme, or both. More information about changing the planning scheme through an amendment can be found at the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) website

Changes to the planning scheme need suitable strategic justification and site specific rezonings are generally not supported except in rare circumstances where there is sufficient justification.

Planning scheme amendments need the support of the state planning authority, the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) and final approval by the Minister for Planning.

Current amendments

Planning Scheme Amendment C152 - Heritage Overlay for 22 Arden Crescent Rosanna

The amendment proposes to apply a Heritage Overlay to 22 Arden Crescent, Rosanna on a permanent basis. Visit Amendment C152 on Shaping Banyule to find all the details, dates and how to comment on the amendment.

Planning Scheme Amendment C114 - Fix Up Amendment

Amendment C114 proposes to amend various provisions to correct mapping anomalies, delete redundant controls and correct ordinance errors.

The amendment is on public exhibition for two weeks from Tuesday 27 November 2018 to Wednesday 12 December 2018. A copy of the Amendment Documentation can be viewed below and at Council’s Service Centre at Level 3, 1 Flintoff Street, Greensborough (above Watermarc).

Explanatory Report

Instruction Sheet

Clause 21.02

Clause 42.01s04

Clause 42.03s01

Clause 43.01

Clause 45.09s02

Clause 45.09s03

Clause 72.03

Clause 72.04

Combined Amendment Maps 

The amendment can also be viewed on the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning website:

C114 Submissions

Submissions to the amendment must be made in writing and be received by Council no later than 5pm on Wednesday 12 December 2018.

Submissions must include the submitter’s name and contact address, clearly stating the grounds on which the amendment is supported or opposed and indicating what changes (if any) the submitter wishes to make.

Please send submissions to:


     Amendment C114
     Strategic Planning
     Banyule City Council
     PO Box 94

Note: Council must make available for inspection a copy of any submissions made. Council may also provide copies of submissions to other parties for the purpose of consideration as part of the planning process. Name and contact details of submitters are required for Council to consider submissions and to notify such persons of the opportunity to attend Council meetings and any panel hearing held to consider submissions.

Planning Scheme Amendment C120 – Urban Design Framework for Postcode 3081

As part of this amendment we're looking to incorporate the Urban Design Framework for Heidelberg West, Heidelberg Heights and Bellfield in the Banyule Planning Scheme. Visit the C120 project on Shaping Banyule to find all the details, dates and how to comment on the amendment. 

Completed amendments

The Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) publishes details about completed amendments.

Reference and incorporated documents

Studies, strategies, guidelines and policies that inform or affect the use of the planning scheme or guide decision-making should be part of the planning scheme in some form. This is achieved by incorporating documents into the planning scheme or identifying them as reference documents.

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