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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 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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