All local Councils in Victoria must have planning schemes. These schemes outline how land within a municipality can be used, developed, protected and conserved. They can cover all private and publicly owned land.

Victoria has a State Planning Policy Framework which outlines standard planning policies and controls that apply to all Victorian local governments. Campaspe cannot change that framework.

You can find out more about planning schemes in Victoria from the Department of Environment, Land Water and Planning website.

The Shire of Campaspe’s Planning Scheme outlines how land use is managed locally, whether that is residential and commercial developments, agricultural land management, preserving our heritage and natural assets, building new transport links, approving new gaming machines or determining when you need a planning permit for your property.

You can download the Shire of Campaspe’s Planning Scheme here.