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Maroondah Planning Scheme

A planning scheme sets out policies and requirements for the use, development and protection of land.  There is a planning scheme for every municipality.

The planning scheme consists of a written document and any maps, plans or other documents incorporated in it.  It contains:

  • The objectives of planning in Victoria
  • Purposes of the planning scheme
  • The User Guide
  • A State Planning Policy Framework
  • A Local Planning Policy Framework (including the Municipal Strategic Statement)
  • Zone and Overlay provisions
  • Particular Provisions
  • Definitions
  • Incorporated documents.

The State Planning Policy Framework covers strategic issues of State importance. It lists policies under six headings - settlement, environment, housing, economic development, infrastructure, and particular uses and development. 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:

  • The type of use and development allowed in each zone.
  • Additional requirements for subdivision, buildings and works on land that is affected by an overlay.
  • Requirements for any specific uses and development.

The General provisions provide information on the administration of this scheme and other related matters. Definitions advise on the meaning of words in this scheme.

The Department of Planning and Community Development website contains specific information about Maroondah's Planning Scheme.


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