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 nine headings – settlement, environment and landscape values, environmental risks and amenity, natural resources management, built environment and heritage, housing, economic development, transport and infrastructure. 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:
For more information, view the Whitehorse Planning Scheme.
The Whitehorse Planning Scheme is a legal document that guides planning and development decisions across Whitehorse. It includes a range of tools, such as state and local planning policies, zoning maps and planning controls, which specify how land in Whitehorse may be used and developed.
All land in Whitehorse is affected by the planning scheme.
The most recent Whitehorse Planning Scheme Review (616.30kB) was endorsed by Council on 16 July 2018.
It is a legislative requirement under the Planning and Environment Act 1987 that each council must review their planning scheme every four years, within a year of adopting the Council Plan.
The review ensures that the Planning Scheme is up to date and addresses all the key issues that Whitehorse is experiencing or we may experience in the future.
Please contact Council’s Strategic Planning Unit on 9262 6303 for more information.
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