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From time to time, changes to the scheme are proposed to either reflect new circumstances or improve the scheme. The Minister for Planning, the council or an applicant can instigate an amendment.
The process for an amendment to the scheme is outlined in the Planning and Environment Act 1987. The Department of Planning and Community Development (DPCD) provides a guide which outlines the steps in the amendment process. An amendment may involve a change to a planning scheme map (sometimes called a rezoning) or a change to the ordinance (written part of the scheme) or both.
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Recently Completed Amendments
A full list of all current and completed amendments to the Ballarat Planning Scheme and their status is also available from Planning Scheme Amendments Online.