Scheme Amendment

What is a scheme amendment?

From time to time, it becomes necessary to amend the Shire’s Local Planning Scheme No. 7 (LPS No. 7).  When a change is proposed or made to LPS 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 submitted using this template - SOA Scheme Amendment Template.