Planning Scheme Amendments

A planning scheme amendment is a change to the Central Goldfields Planning Scheme.

The Amendment Process

Council can undertake a planning scheme amendment to:

  • Rezone land

  • Apply or remove a planning overlay to land

  • Change or introduce a local policy; and/or

  • Make minor changes to a zone or overlay through a schedule to the zone or overlay

Only Council or the Minister for Planning can undertake a Planning Scheme Amendment, however other individuals, companies, or authorities can request Council (or the Minister for Planning) undertake a Planning Scheme Amendment on their behalf.

An amendment follows a statutory process which involves a number of steps. In general a planning scheme amendment will take 12-18 months from when Council commences the statutory process, until it comes into effect.

Under the Planning and Environment Act 1987, council must follow certain procedures to make amendments to the planning scheme. You can find out more about the amendment process at: and

Current Amendments Underway at CG:

NCCMA Flood Overlay and Land Subject to Inundation (LSIO) Review

NCCMA has identified seven areas (as a minimum) where flood mapping is out of date and new information is available for incorporation into Planning Schemes. The areas include the townships and districts of Carisbrook and Dunolly.  The NCCMA will act as the planning authority to implement updated flood mapping within the Central Goldfields Planning Scheme for the nominated areas.

Completed Planning Scheme Amendments

Any changes to the Central Goldfields Planning Scheme are implemented through a planning scheme amendment. Details of some more recent amendments are below.

Most recent amendments:

C027 Central Goldfields 6 July 2017 Implement s48 Heritage Act 1995

C025 Central Goldfields 13 March 2014 The Amendment inserts Schedule 1 to Clause 44.06 Bushfire Management Overlay

C023 Central Goldfields 28 June 2012 Rezone California Gully Recreation Reserve to Residential 1 Zone plus EAO and approves use and development of the land for a place of assembly including worship centre and ancillary administrative centre and amends three zoning errors in the vicinity




You can find more information on recent amendments to the Central Goldfields Planning Scheme at: