Planning Scheme Amendments

Planning schemes set out policies and provisions for use, development and protection of land. Each local government area in Victoria is covered by a planning scheme.

Amendments to the Scheme

From time to time, changes to the scheme are proposed to either reflect new circumstances or improve the scheme. The Minister for Planning, the council or an applicant can instigate an amendment.

What changes to the Planning Scheme are likely to be supported?

Council is only likely to support an amendment request where it can be demonstrated that the proposed change will either address an anomaly or will better support the Shire’s strategic planning objectives, as expressed in the Municipal Strategic Statement (MSS).

It is not sufficient to argue that a change will produce a benefit to an individual landowner, or will not have any immediate impact. For example, subdividing a single lot in a rural area is unlikely to have an immediate impact, but if applied to all land would completely change the character of the Peninsula.

Please see the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) for information about Changing the Planning Scheme The process for an amendment to the scheme is outlined in the Planning and Environment Act 1987.

Current Amendment proposals, including the status of their processing, can be viewed below. All other past Mornington Peninsula Planning Scheme Amendments can be viewed at Amendments Online

Visit the LANDATA website

Amendments in progress

The details of all planning scheme amendments that are in progress may be viewed below or on the DELWP website. 

Hard copies are available to view during the exhibition period at the Shire Offices.

Planning Scheme Amendment C184 Part 2B - South East Water reservoir at Mount Eliza

This amendment relates to the South East Water reservoir at Mount Eliza.
Click here to view amendment.

Planning Scheme Amendment C190 - Hastings Structure Plan

The land affected by the amendment is the Hastings activity centre and the adjoining residential areas, as per the Hastings structure plan.

View full details of the C190 Planning Scheme Amendment

Planning Scheme Amendment C200 - Gaming Policy 

The amendment proposes to amend the Planning Scheme to insert a new local policy to guide gaming in the Shire and to update the list of shopping complexes within which the installation or use of a gaming machine is prohibited..

View full details of the C200 Planning Scheme Amendment

Planning Scheme Amendment C202 - Mornington east area

Authorisation for Council to prepare this amendment to better protect neighbourhood character has been sought from the Minister for Planning. More details may be viewed in the Council minutes. If the Minister grants authorisation, the amendment will be placed on public exhibition. Notice of any exhibition will be published in the local newspaper and sent to relevant people so that anyone affected may make a written submission during the formal exhibition period.

Planning Scheme Amendment C204 - Sorrento Ocean Beach Road Precinct

The Amendment introduces permanent design and development provisions over the Ocean Beach Road precinct in Sorrento.
Click here to view amendment.

Planning Scheme Amendment C206 - Rosebud area

The land affected by the amendment is the Rosebud activity centre and the adjoining residential areas.
Click here to view amendment.

Planning Scheme Amendment C209 - Sorrento Ferry Terminal

The land affected by the amendment is the land at the existing Sorrento Ferry Terminal and associated car park and adjoining foreshore area.
Click here to view amendment.

Making a Submission

You can make a submission to a Planning Scheme Amendment through any of the following methods and return it to the Shire within the exhibition period by email or post:

  • Write your own submission – electronic or hand written submissions are accepted. 
  • Download and complete the submission form available on the relevant Planning Scheme Amendment webpage
  • Email your submission to or post to Mornington Peninsula Shire, Private Bag 1000, Rosebud, Vic. 3939.

To find out the exhibition dates for each amendment refer to each individual Planning Scheme Amendment listed above or contact Planning Services on 5950 1928.

Amendments recently approved

To view Planning Scheme Amendments recently approved by the Minister for Planning visit Planning Schemes Online section of the DELWP website.