The Whitehorse Planning Scheme comprises state and local planning policies, Council's Municipal Strategic Statement (MSS), zoning maps and planning controls which specify how land in the municipality may be used and developed. The scheme contains:
The State Planning Policy Framework covers strategic issues of state importance. It lists policies under six headings – settlement, environment, housing, economic development, infrastructure, and particular uses and development. Every planning scheme in Victoria contains this policy framework, which is identical in all schemes.
The Local Planning Policy Framework contains a municipal strategic statement and local planning policies. The framework identifies long term directions about land use and development in the municipality; presents a vision for its community and other stakeholders; and provides the rationale for the zone and overlay requirements and particular provisions in the scheme.
The zone and overlay requirements and particular provisions show:
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The Whitehorse Planning Scheme, developed more than a decade ago, guides land use and development within the municipality and is reviewed every three years as a statutory requirement.
The Whitehorse Planning Scheme Review (407.82kB) was adopted by Council on 30 June 2010. Council conducted a comprehensive community consultation process to make sure the needs and views of local residents and the business community were considered in the review.
Council will incorporate the amendments into the scheme and will conduct further consultation on the specific aspects of the recommendations as they are implemented over the coming years.
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