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Planning and Design

Planning and Design

Greater Dandenong Planning Scheme

A planning scheme sets out the policies and controls for the use, development and protection of land.

All planning schemes in Victoria consist of:

  • State Planning Policy Framework (SPPF) 
  • Local Planning Policy Framework (LPPF) comprising a Municipal Strategic Statement (MSS) and Local Planning Policies
  • Planning Scheme Maps

The SPPF contains a standard set of planning policies and controls that apply to all of Victoria which cannot be changed by Council.

The MSS outlines the key strategic planning, land use and development objectives for Greater Dandenong and the strategies for achieving the objectives.

Local Planning Policies seek to implement the objectives and strategies contained in the MSS.

Planning Scheme maps show how land is zoned and any overlays affecting the land.

Planning Scheme Amendments in progress

Click here to view planning scheme amendments that are in progress or have been recently approved

Viewing the Greater Dandenong Planning Scheme

A copy of the Greater Dandenong Planning Scheme is available for inspection, free of charge, at the Planning Counter at the Greater Dandenong Civic Centre, 225 Lonsdale Street, Dandenong.

The Greater Dandenong Planning Scheme can be viewed online via the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) website - select the Browse Planning Schemes link.

Copies of Greater Dandenong Planning Scheme Incorporated Documents (Clause 72.04) and Reference Documents (Clause 21.08) are available for a fee. See the Planning Form and Fees section.

Amending the Greater Dandenong Planning Scheme

Preparing a planning scheme amendment is a formal process that needs to comply with the requirements of the Planning and Environment Act 1987.

A planning scheme amendment can be initiated by a municipal council or a council can respond to a request for an amendment.  Any person or body can request the planning authority (Council) for a planning scheme amendment.

An amendment does not become part of the planning scheme until it is approved by the Minister for Planning and notice is given in the Victorian Government Gazette

For information on the planning scheme amendment process, visit the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) website or contact Council's Planning department on 8571 1000.