Review of the Moonee Valley Planning Scheme

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What is a planning scheme?

A planning scheme is the legal instrument that guides all our decisions on planning and development. It includes a range of tools and sets out the provisions for land use, development and protection of land in the municipality.

Information contained within the planning scheme includes where and how people can develop their land and restrictions or controls in relation to land use. It is the framework for which we make our decisions on planning permit applications.

Why review a planning scheme?

Under the Planning and Environment Act 1987, a planning scheme must be reviewed regularly to ensure that it is up to date. This includes reflecting local strategic direction, addressing key issues currently facing the municipality, and anticipating potential challenges.

The purpose of a planning scheme review is to enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of the planning scheme in achieving:

  • the objectives of planning in Victoria
  • the objectives and strategies of the planning scheme, including the SPPF and the LPPF
  • a thorough review of the schemes provisions, such as the local planning policies, zones, overlays and schedules, and whether they facilitate the objectives and strategies of the planning scheme.

To successful carry out this work, we must:

  • identify the major planning issues facing the municipality
  • demonstrate how it implements the SPPF
  • assess the LPPF strategic performance alongside the SPPF
  • document the strategic work that has been completed or carried out since the previous review, including any additional work required to strengthen its strategic direction
  • identify new strategic work necessary to support future policy development or changes
  • outline the consultation process and its outcomes
  • make recommendations arising from the review.
Last updated: Thursday, 28 March 2019, 3:14 AM