The planning scheme amendment process is a formal statutory process governed by Victorian Government legislation, specifically the Planning and Environment Act 1987.
It's Council's responsibility to administer and enforce the Boroondara Planning Scheme.
More information on the planning scheme amendment process can be found:
- on the Victoria State Government Amending a Planning Scheme page
- in Chapter 2 of the Victorian Government’s Guide to Victoria’s planning system.
Requesting a planning scheme amendment
Making a planning scheme amendment is a process to change the law. This is why an amendment can only be prepared and initiated by a planning authority, which is any minister or agency that has been authorised by the Minister for Planning. For the City of Boroondara, the planning authority generally is Council or the Minister for Planning.
However, anyone can ask Council to apply for a planning scheme amendment. It's important to note there are planning scheme amendment fees involved.
You don't need to complete an application form to request a planning scheme amendment. Instead, we recommend that you contact us to discuss any potential amendment before applying.