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

For more information about planning schemes go to the DELWP website

View the Cardinia Planning Scheme on the DELWP website

View the Cardinia Planning Scheme Amendment Register on the DELWP website


Sometimes the Cardinia Planning Scheme is amended. Changes may be made by Council, the Minister for Planning or any other Minister or public authority. 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.

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

It is important to note that 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.

Please ensure you read the privacy collection notice on Council’s Submissions and objections related to notifications given under the Planning and Environment Act 1987 web page before making a submission.

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.

Pakenham Activity Centre Parking Overlay

Amendment C244 proposes to apply a Parking Overlay to the Pakenham Activity Centre, as identified by the Pakenham Parking Precinct Plan (May 2018), and proposes to include this document as a reference document at Clause 21.04 Economic Development of the Cardinia Planning Scheme.

Pakenham Structure Plan Heritage Review (February 2018) recommendations

Amendment C242 proposes to put in place the recommendations of the Pakenham Structure Plan Heritage Review (February 2018). This 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.

Draft Glismann Road Development Plan 

Amendment C238 proposes to rezone the land from the Rural Living Zone (RLZ) and General Residential (GRZ1) to the General Residential 2 Zone (GRZ2), apply a Development Plan Overlay (DPO) to the area, remove the Environmental Significance Landscape Overlay Schedule 1 (ESO1) and introduce an Environment Audit Overlay (EAO) on a property that has been identified as having a high potential contamination risk.

This amendment is currently on hold pending further review.

Information: Amendment C238 - Draft Glismann Road Development Plan.

Cardinia Planning Scheme corrections

Amendment C237 seeks to amend various provisions of the Cardinia Planning Scheme to correct mapping anomalies, delete redundant controls and correct ordinance errors.

145 Rossiter Road, Koo Wee Rup rezoning, development plan overlay and heritage mapping

Amendment C235 seeks to rezone the land from Farming Zone to Neighbourhood Residential Zone Schedule 1 (NRZ1) and apply a development plan overlay. The amendment also corrects the mapping for a heritage property named ‘Shepton Mallet’ known as HO198 in the Cardinia Planning Scheme’s Heritage Overlay.

Pakenham East Precinct Structure Plan

Amendment C234 incorporates the Pakenham East Precinct Structure Plan into the planning scheme.

Officer Precinct Structure Plan Town Centre review

Amendment C232 seeks to implement an amended Officer Precinct Structure Plan.

The Victorian Planning Authority (VPA) in consultation with Cardinia Shire Council is reviewing the Officer Town Centre.

Southern Brown Bandicoot Environmental Significance Overlay

Amendment C229 proposes to apply an Environmental Significance Overlay (ESO7) to protect habitat for the Southern Brown Bandicoots in the townships of Tynong, Garfield and Bunyip.

Officer Precinct Structure Plan (September 2011) policy repairs

Amendment C226 seeks to repair 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.

85 McNamara Road, Bunyip

Amendment C222 seeks to rezone the land at 85 McNamara Road, Bunyip and apply a Development Plan Overlay to the land.

On exhibition: 8 August 2019 to 6 September 2019
Information: Amendment C222 - Rezoning 85 McNamara Road Bunyip

Beaconsfield Structure Plan (December 2013)

Amendment C220 implements the key objectives of the Beaconsfield Structure Plan (December 2013).

80 McDonalds Track and Westernport Road, Lang Lang

Amendment C205 seeks to rezone part of the land at 80 McDonalds Track and Westernport Road, Lang Lang.

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