Summary

  • The Boroondara Planning Scheme applies to all public and private land in Boroondara.
  • It is a legal document prepared by Council and approved by the Minister for Planning.
  • We use the scheme to make decisions about Planning Permit applications.
  • Changes made to the scheme are called planning scheme amendments.

The Boroondara Planning Scheme applies to all public and private land in the City of Boroondara and is a legal document prepared by Council and approved by the Minister for Planning. Planning controls differ across the City of Boroondara, so it's important to find out which controls affect your property.

Council uses the planning policies and guidelines set out in the Boroondara Planning Scheme to make decisions about Planning Permit applications.

For example, the planning controls set out in the scheme determine whether a Planning Permit is needed to:

  • make changes to use the land for a particular purpose, for example, a medical centre
  • extend or renovate a house
  • build a new front fence
  • subdivide a property.

View the Boroondara Planning Scheme.

In addition to planning controls in the Boroondara Planning Scheme, there are other regulations affecting your property.

From time to time, changes are made to a planning scheme. These planning scheme amendments may be introduced to respond to changes in the area, to a new Council policy, or to improve how the scheme operates.

If you want to know more about the Boroondara Planning Scheme and how it affects your property, contact Council or a planning professional to get advice before making changes to your property.

You can find out more about planning schemes at the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning.

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