About planning schemes

Each local government area is covered by a planning scheme. A planning scheme is a statutory document that sets provisions, policies and strategies for the use, development and protection of land.

The Cardinia Planning Scheme is set in accordance with the Victorian Government Planning and Environment Act 1987 and it is administered by the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP). It contains:

  • an ordinance which sets out the written requirements of a scheme and the types of use or development which needs a permit,
  • maps which show how the land is zoned and overlays affecting the land, and
  • incorporated documentsstrategies, policies and guidelines that are incorporated to form part of the planning scheme.

Use our Council services tool to find planning, zoning and other information related to your property.

Planning schemes can be amended by Council, Ministers and other planning authorities. Landowners can also apply to amend the controls affecting their land. Read about amending a planning scheme at DELWP's website.

Fees apply to planning scheme amendments. View the fees at DELWP's website.

Any person who may be affected by an amendment may make a submission.

It is important to note that submissions to planning scheme amendments are public documents under the Planning and Environment Act 1987.

Before making a submission, ensure you read our Privacy Collection Notice.

A submission must be received by 5pm on the final day of exhibition to ensure it is considered.

The Victoria Government Gazette provides official notification of actions or decisions, including planning decisions, by the Governor of Victoria, government departments, government authorities, local councils, companies and individuals.

The Gazettes can be found at the Victoria Government Gazette website.

Cardinia Planning Scheme amendments

Amendments on exhibition

No amendments are currently on exhibition.

Active amendments

Amendment C222 - 85 McNamara Road, Bunyip
Rezones 85 McNamara Road, Bunyip, and applies a Development Plan Overlay to the land.

Amendment C238 - Glismann Road, Beaconsfield
Rezones land in the Glismann Road area to a residential zone to allow for residential subdivision using a development plan and development contributions plan.

Amendment C240 - Koo Wee Rup Township Strategy implementation
Implements the objectives of the Koo Wee Rup Township Strategy by introducing overlays over various areas in Koo Wee Rup.

Amendment C257 - Beaconsfield Town Centre Development Plan Overlay
Implements key objectives of the Beaconsfield Structure Plan by applying a Development Plan Overlay (DPO25).

Amendment C265 - Pakenham South Employment Precinct Structure Plan
Incorporates the Pakenham South Employment Precinct Structure Plan into the Cardinia Planning Scheme.

Finalised amendments

Amendment C226 - Officer Precinct Structure Plan (2011) policy repair
Repairs inconsistent policy in the Officer Precinct Structure Plan that was adopted by Council in 2011.
Gazetted on 30 August 2020 - Refused

Amendment C228 - Pakenham Activity Centre
Creates the Pakenham Activity Centre Zone and updates the plans for Pakenham's town centre.
Gazetted on 30 September 2021 - Approved with changes

Amendment C229 - Southern Brown Bandicoot habitat protection
Applies an Environmental Significance Overlay over the key habitat areas of the endangered Southern Brown Bandicoot.
Gazetted on 22 October 2021 - Lapsed

Amendment C232 - Officer Precinct Structure Plan Town Centre review
Updates the Officer Precinct Structure Plan Town Centre and incorporates the plan into the Cardinia Planning Scheme.
Gazetted on 6 March 2020 - Approved with changes

Amendment C234 - Pakenham East Precinct Structure Plan
Incorporates the Pakenham East Precinct Structure Plan into the Cardinia Planning Scheme.
Gazetted on 21 January 2021 - Approved with changes

Amendment C235 - 145 Rossiter Road, Koo Wee Rup
Rezones 145 Rossiter Road, Koo Wee Rup, applies a Development Plan Overlay over the land and corrects the Heritage Mapping Overlay.
Gazetted on 30 July 2020 - Approved with changes

Amendment C241 - Officer Precinct Structure Plan intersections
Applies a Public Acquisition Overlay to facilitate the design and development of signalised intersections in Officer and Beaconsfield.
Gazetted on 17 September 2020 - Approved

Amendment C244 - Pakenham Activity Centre Parking Overlay
Implements the objectives of the Pakenham Parking Precinct Plan (June 2019) via a Parking Overlay to the Pakenham Activity Centre.
Gazetted on 14 November 2019 - Approved with changes

Amendment C249 - Cardinia Planning Scheme corrections
Corrects a number of minor zoning and overlay anomalies in the Cardinia Planning Scheme.
Gazetted on 18 February 2021 - Approved with changes

Amendment C250 - Municipal Strategic Statement (MSS) review
The Municipal Strategic Statement outlines the strategic planning, land use and development objectives of Cardinia Shire.
Gazetted on 20 November 2020 - Approved with changes

Amendment C264 - Advertising Signage Design Guidelines
Incorporates the Advertising Signage Design Guidelines as a reference document into the Cardinia Planning Scheme.
Gazetted on 22 October 2021 - Approved

Finalised amendments at DELWP

All amendments, including earlier finalised amendments can be found on DELWP's Cardinia Planning Scheme Amendments page.