Planning Scheme Amendments

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Planning schemes set out policies and provisions for the use, development and protection of land for an area. Each municipality in Victoria is covered by a planning scheme

These are legal documents prepared by the local council or the Minister for Planning and are approved by the Minister.

A planning scheme is binding on all people and corporations on every Minister, government department, public authority and municipal council.

Sometimes the Horsham Planning Scheme needs to be changed to reflect new circumstances. Changes to the scheme are known as amendments and can include changes to zones, overlays and policies.

Current planning scheme amendments will appear below.

Horsham Flood Amendment

The Strategic Planning Team is currently preparing a planning scheme amendment that implements the recommendations of six flood studies prepared by the Wimmera Catchment Management Authority (CMA) in response to significant flood events in recent years.

Horsham Planning Scheme Review

The next Planning Scheme Review will start in early 2022.

The review will evaluate the Planning Scheme to ensure alignment with current State and local policy directions, as well as identify any outstanding actions from the last review conducted in 2012.

What is a Planning Scheme Review?

The Planning Practice Note 32: Review of Planning Schemes (PDF, 213KB), also available on the Victorian Government's Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning website, explains what a Planning Scheme Review is and suggests a process for conducting and reporting a review.