A Planning Scheme or Local Environmental Plans (LEP) are a regulatory document that provides for the application of planning legislation at a local level.

As Planning Scheme amendments change the way in which land may be used there are significant implications in the wider community. Therefore the Local Authority must take into account a range of strategic issues and give the application major consideration, which then must be supported at a State Government level before an amendment can be approved.

A solid justification needs to be presented to the Local Authority and the change must also consider other relevant stakeholders.

The process is legislated in each state with changes taking up to 12 months or longer to be approved depending on the complexity of the proposal.

Fisher Planning can give you professional advice and guide you through this process.

Further Information
Victorian State Government
Planning and Environment Act 1987 (PDF Document)

NSW State Government
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