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Local governments are responsible for planning their local communities by ensuring appropriate planning controls exist for land use and development. They do this by preparing local planning schemes and strategies.

Local planning schemes set out the way land is to be used and developed, classify areas for land use and include provisions to coordinate infrastructure and development within the local government area.

The scheme maps and texts used on the this website are DoP working copies and used as an information management tool. Whilst all care has been taken to accurately portray the current Scheme provisions, no responsibility shall be taken for any omissions, or errors in this representation. Please advise DoP of any omissions or errors in its representation of the Scheme documents at

Consultation with DoP or the respective Local Government should be made to view the Minister’s approved version of the Scheme maps and/or texts, along with any subsequent amendments to these. Pursuant to section 87(4B) of the Planning and Development Act 2005, the local government that prepared or adopted a scheme or amendment is to ensure that copies of the scheme or amendment are available to the public.

The Deemed Provisions within the Planning and Development (Local Planning Schemes) Regulations 2015 will automatically apply to all local planning schemes from 19 October 2015. The Model Provisions, including any necessary local variations to those provisions approved by the Minister, will be incorporated in Local Planning Schemes over time as the opportunity arises, via the scheme amendment process.

A copy of the Regulations can be downloaded from this website or from the State Law Publisher at

If you have any questions regarding the Local Planning Schemes data, please contact