On occasion, the Horsham Planning Scheme may be changed to reflect new circumstances or to facilitate improvements to the Planning Scheme. The Minister for Planning, the Council or an applicant may initiate an amendment.
The amendment may involve a change to the Planning Scheme map (such as a change to the Zone of the land or the introduction or removal of an overlay control) or a change to the Planning Scheme ordinance, or both.
Any changes to the Planning Scheme must be strategically justified and must be consistent with the State Planning Policy Framework and Local Planning Policy Framework found within the Horsham Planning Scheme.
Issues to be considered when preparing an Amendment:
(Source: General Practice Note ‘Strategic Assessment Guidelines’ August 2004, Department of Sustainability & Environment)
The process for an Amendment to the Planning Scheme is outlined in the Planning and Environment Act 1987. Details of the Planning Scheme Amendment Process are found at the Department of Planning and Community Development website.
By phone: (03) 5382 9798
By facsimile: (03) 5382 1111
By mail: Planning Department - Horsham Rural City Council
PO Box 511 HORSHAM 3402
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Civic Offices - 18 Roberts Ave, Horsham
Office hours: 8.30am to 5.00pm Monday to Friday