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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.

Reference and Incorporated documents

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

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 (the Act). 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 process can be found at the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) website

Changes to the planning scheme need suitable 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. For more information on the planning scheme amendment process please visit

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Exhibited Amendments/Current Amendments

This page incorporates information on amendments on exhibition or current amendments to the planning scheme.

Completed Amendments

Amendments completed and since introduced in the Banyule Planning Scheme

Reference and Incorporated Documents

Information about Reference and Incorporated Documents

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