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View planning scheme information
You can view the current planning scheme, amendments and related documents free of charge during office hours at the offices of the responsible authority and on the department's website.
Planning scheme structure
All planning schemes have a standard structure. They have three main parts: maps, the written text and incorporated documents.
Amending the planning scheme
Changes to a planning scheme may be prepared by the Minister for Planning, a local council and some government authorities, although only the Minister can approve a change. A planning scheme can only be changed by a formal amendment process.
The role of the Minister
The Minister for Planning has a range of powers including the ability to intervene in planning and heritage processes.