What is a Scheme Amendment?
From time to time, it becomes necessary to amend the Shire’s Local Planning Scheme No. 7 (LPS7). When a change is proposed or made to TPS No. 7, it is referred to as a scheme amendment.
These changes can be proposed by landowners, State Government agencies or the Shire itself. The decision to initiate a scheme amendment is however at the discretion of the Shire (which has no appeal rights), and once initiated the Shire becomes responsible for progressing a scheme amendment.
Scheme amendments occur for a variety of different reasons including:
- A change in zoning to accommodate development
- A change in the residential density coding to alter residential density
- A change in the scheme’s wording to ensure more effective planning
- To implement the strategic vision of the local planning strategy
All scheme amendments submitted to the Shire should be formatted in accordance with the template - SOA Scheme Amendment Template.
Last updated: 24 November 2020