Ballarat Planning Scheme and Amendments

People planning on a map

What is a planning scheme?

Planning schemes are made up of maps and ordinance. The ordinance are the policies and written clauses and the maps depict where the zones and overlays apply within the planning scheme area.

We administer and implement the Ballarat Planning Scheme in accordance with section 6 of the Planning and Environment Act 1987.

What is a planning scheme amendment?

An amendment makes changes to the planning scheme. An amendment may be required to implement a new strategy or plan, update local policies, or correct a mistake or rezone land, among other things.

View Current and previous Planning Scheme Amendments

Which planning controls affect your property?

The VicPlan website tells you which planning controls affect your property, including which zone you're in and if any overlays apply.