Planning and Dwelling

Planning Schemes

A planning scheme is a statutory document which sets out objectives, policies and provisions for the use, development and protection of land in the area to which it applies. A planning scheme regulates the use and development of land through planning provisions to achieve those objectives and policies.

Planning schemes are legal documents prepared by the local council or the Minister for Planning, and approved by the Minister.

You should obtain advice from either a council planner or a planning professional before taking any action which may be affected by a planning scheme requirement.

Visit the page for your state to find a link to find your respective councils.