Planning Services > Scheme Amendments
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.
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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
HORSHAM PLANNING SCHEME AMENDMENT C64
NOTICE OF THE PREPARATION OF AN AMENDMENT
The Horsham Rural City Council has prepared Amendment C64 to the Horsham Planning Scheme.
The land affected by the amendment is land in Horsham, immediately north of the township of Dooen, being the land to be developed for the Wimmera Intermodal Freight Terminal (WIFT) Precinct and surrounding areas.
The amendment proposes to implement the recommendations of the WIFT Precinct Structure Plan, 2012.
The amendment proposes to change the Horsham Planning Scheme in the following ways.
You may inspect the amendment, any documents that support the amendment and the explanatory report about the amendment, free of charge, at Horsham Rural City Council Municipal Offices, 18 Roberts Avenue, Horsham during office hours, or refer to the links to the documents on this web page.
Any person who may be affected by the amendment may make a submission to the planning authority about the amendment. Submissions must be made in writing giving the submitter’s name and contact address, clearly stating the grounds on which the amendment is supported or opposed and indicating what changes (if any) the submitter wishes to make.
Name and contact details of submitters are required for council to consider submissions and to notify such persons of the opportunity to attend council meetings and any public hearing held to consider submissions. The closing date for submissions is 5 June 2017. A submission must be sent to the Horsham Rural City Council, PO Box 511, Horsham 3402.
The planning authority must make a copy of every submission available at its office for any person to inspect free of charge for two months after the amendment comes into operation or lapses.
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