Amendment templates

This page provides templates for the preparation of planning scheme amendment documentation. 


Guidelines for preparing planning scheme amendments documentation

These guidelines provide assistance about the format for preparing an authorisation request, how to prepare and draft amendment documentation, and the submission of amendments to the Minister for exhibition and approval under the Planning and Environment Act 1987.

To assist in understanding the change to the amendment documents refer to the Frequently asked questions (DOC, 50.5 KB, 2 pp.) document.

Amendment templates

Submitting an application for authorisation

For further assistance of what additional documentation may be required at authorisation please see Appendix 1 in the guidelines Preparing planning scheme amendment documentation - September 2014 (PDF 3.0 MB).

Email Authorisations to: planning.amendments@delwp.vic.gov.au

Pre-setting panel hearing dates

Submitting an amendment for Exhibition

A planning authority should lodge the exhibition documents with the Department no less than 10 days before it first gives notice. The planning authority is also responsible for arranging the publication of the notice of the preparation in the Government Gazette. If you experience any problems lodging an amendment, contact the Department's regional office without delay.

Additional documentation for combined amendment and planning permit

For further assistance about the documentation required at exhibition please see Appendix 2 in the guidelines Preparing planning scheme amendment documentation - September 2014 (PDF 3.0 MB).

Email exhibitions to: planning.amendments@delwp.vic.gov.au

Submitting an amendment to the Minister for approval

Please complete and attach an Amendment application form along with the final adopted amendment documents and prescribed information to:planning.amendments@delwp.vic.gov.au.

For further assistance of what documentation is required for submitting an amendment to the Minister please see Appendix 3 in the guidelines Preparing planning scheme amendment documentation - September 2014 (PDF 3.0 MB).

Submitting a prescribed amendment request to the Minister

This applies to a request to the Minister to prepare, adopt and approve an amendment under section 20A of the Planning and Environment Act 1987

Please complete and attach the below Prescribed Amendment application form along with amendment documents and fee to planning.amendments@delwp.vic.gov.au

Submitting a ministerial amendment request to the Minister

This applies to a request to the Minister to prepare, adopt and approve an amendment under section 20(4) of the Planning and Environment Act 1987

Please complete and attach the below Ministerial Amendment application form along with the amendment documents and fee to planning.amendments@delwp.vic.gov.au

For further assistance of what documentation is required for submitting an amendment to the Minister please see Appendix 3 in the guidelines Preparing planning scheme amendment documentation - September 2014 (PDF 3.0 MB).

Ministerial Direction No.15 - The Planning Scheme Amendment Process

Email Ministerial Direction No.15 request to:planning.amendments@delwp.vic.gov.au

Local provisions templates

These blank templates of the local provisions should be used when introducing a new schedule to a planning scheme.

Current local provisions in Microsoft Word

This link provides the local provisions for all planning schemes, in Microsoft Word format.  They should be used to amend existing local provisions in the scheme.

When amending an existing clause(s)/schedule(s) ensure that the track changes are turned on. Instructions on how to set up track changes in Microsoft Word are available in the guidelines Preparing planning scheme amendment documentation - September 2014 (PDF 3.0 MB). Ensure the first text box is changed only. The date should remain in the text box to identify the version of the document amended and the word 'Proposed' should be added in front of the C number.

Refer to the Preparing planning scheme amendment documentation - September 2014 (PDF 3.0 MB)

Other documents or links that assist in the preparation of amendment documentation

Page last reviewed on 13 October 2016

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