What is a planning scheme?

A planning scheme is a statutory document that sets out how land can be used and developed. It also sets out how land is to be protected and conserved. It includes policies, zones, overlays and other provisions to achieve its objectives.

Planning Schemes in Victoria all have the same structure with local policies distinguishing one planning scheme from another.

How are the policies in our planning scheme structured?

The proposed policies in Amendment C131 are organised into a new structure introduced by the state government. For more information on the new planning scheme structure, click here.

How will this amendment affect my property?

The proposed local policies in the Hobsons Bay Planning Scheme provide direction for future planning decisions in Hobsons Bay. These future decisions may affect your property if you wish to develop your land or change the way it is used. Find out how your property is affected by the New Residential Zones in Hobsons Bay by viewing the interactive map.