Cardinia Planning Scheme and planning scheme amendments

The Planning and Environment Act 1987 provides for an instrument of planning control, the planning scheme. A planning scheme is a statutory document which sets out objectives, policies and provisions for the use, development and protection of land.

Planning schemes consist of:

  • maps which show how the land is zoned and overlays affecting the land
  • an ordinance which sets out the written requirements of a scheme and the types of use or development which needs a permit
  • incorporated documents – studies, strategies, guidelines and policies that are incorporated and also form part of the planning scheme.

Find out more about planning schemes on the DELWP website

Download our planning scheme amendment process fact sheet

View the Cardinia Planning Scheme on the DELWP website


We are now reviewing the Cardinia Planing Scheme. A draft document has been prepared, on which you are invited to make a comment by 5pm, Friday 17 August 2018.

For more information go to the Draft review of the Cardinia Planning Scheme web page

Sometimes the Cardinia Planning Scheme is amended. Changes may be made by Council, the Minister for Planning or any other Minister or public authority specified in the Planning and Environment Act 1987. Landowners may also apply to amend zones and controls that affect their land.

View planning scheme amendments currently on exhibition on the DELWP website


Planning scheme amendment fees apply. To view the fees go to the DELWP website.

This amendment rezones part of the land at 80 McDonalds Track and Westernport Road, Lang Lang.

This amendment implements the key objectives of the Beaconsfield Structure Plan December 2013.

This amendment repairs inconsistent policy in the Urban Growth Zone Schedule 3 (UGZ3) and the applied Schedule of the Rural Conservation Zone (RCZ) that prevents development in the 3 lots identified from occurring in line with the Officer Precinct Structure Plan (PSP) that was adopted by Council in 2011.

Officer Precinct Structure Plan Town Centre review.

This amendment incorporates the Pakenham East Precinct Structure Plan into the planning scheme.

The Amendment seeks to amend various provisions of the Cardinia Planning Scheme to correct mapping anomalies, delete redundant controls and correct ordinance errors.

Amendment C242 proposes to put in place the recommendations from the Pakenham Structure Plan Heritage Review, February 2018. These would ensure the protection of the Pakenham Activity Centre's cultural, aesthetic and architectural heritage, by applying heritage controls to a number of places and precincts.

The Victoria Government Gazette provides official notification of actiosn or decisions taken by, or information from, or information from, the Governor of Victoria, Government authorities, Government Departments, local councils, companies and individuals, including planning decisions, 

View recent Gazettes on the Victoria Government Gazette website​​​​​​​

Any person affected by an amendment is entitled to make a submission.

It is important to note, submissions to amendments are public documents under the Planning and Environment Act 1987 (the Act). Section 21(2) of the Act requires a planning authority, to make a copy of every submission available at its office for any person to inspect during office hours free of charge until the end of two months after an amendment comes into operation or lapses.

Use our submission form to make a submission to an amendment currently on exhibition.

To ensure a submission is considered, it must be received no later than 5pm on the final day of exhibition.