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Sometimes the Baw Baw Planning Scheme may need to be changed to reflect new circumstances. Changes to the scheme are known as planning scheme amendments.
Those changes may be introduced to respond to changes in an area, implement the recommendations or vision of an adopted plan or strategy, incorporate a new Council policy, or improve how the scheme operates.
An amendment may involve a change to a planning scheme map (zone and/or overlay), a change to the ordinance or written part of the scheme or both.
The Baw Baw Planning Scheme comprises of numerous sections including:
The Planning Scheme is usually amended on Council request or as a third party request. The process is the same in each instance as the planning authority for Baw Baw Shire is usually Council (although it can sometimes be the Minister for Planning), however associated fees are involved with private party requests.
Click here to read more about amending a planning scheme.
To request an amendment to the planning scheme, click here.
The following information details the different stages in a planning scheme amendment.