Don’t forget to have your say: Mornington Peninsula Planning Scheme

Published on 01 October 2018

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Haven’t had the chance to have your say on our draft Mornington Peninsula Planning Scheme? We have extended the closing date of the survey to 5pm Friday 12 October 2018.

Council is required to formally review the Mornington Peninsula Planning Scheme every four years.

Monitoring, auditing and reporting of the Planning Scheme’s performance is a mandatory requirement under the Planning and Environment Act 1987.

Community members are invited to provide their thoughts and comment on the draft Planning Scheme Review Report, before finalisation and submission to the Minister for Planning.

The Mornington Peninsula Planning Scheme commenced on 6 May 1999 – two years after the amalgamation of the Flinders, Hastings and Mornington Shires.

The range and detail of the Scheme’s provisions reflect a notable history of planning initiatives at local, regional and state level of the past half century that were devised to respond to the diverse issues and values of the peninsula at the time.

The 2018 review provides a significant opportunity to develop a more strategically robust and streamlined planning scheme that responds to the peninsula’s special planning needs in a more effective, efficient and reliable manner.

During the review, Council is also looking to strengthen local policy in response to the recent changes introduced by the state government to change the structure of planning scheme policies.

Following the public exhibition period, the feedback will be reviewed and where appropriate incorporated into the draft Planning Scheme Review prior to adoption by Council and submission to the Minister for Planning.


Community consultation is currently open and closes 5pm Friday 12 October 2018.


Surveys will also be available to complete in hard copy at the Shire’s offices in Rosebud, Mornington, Hastings and Somerville.

Email your submission to: with the subject line ‘Mornington Peninsula Planning Scheme’.

Attention: Planning Services, Peninsula Wide Team
Re: Mornington Peninsula Planning Scheme
Mornington Peninsula Shire
Private Bag 1000
Rosebud, Victoria, 3939


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