Requesting a Planning Scheme Amendment

Anyone can ask the Shire to undertake a planning scheme amendment.

That includes a private land owner, consultant or group of people. You don’t need to complete an application form to request a planning scheme amendment. Instead, we recommend that you contact our Strategic Planning Department on 5950 1010 or via email at to discuss any potential amendment before applying. 

Read more about amending a planning scheme.

It is important to note that Council is only likely to support an amendment request when it can be demonstrated that the proposed change will either address an anomaly or better support the Shire's strategic planning objectives as expressed in the Mornington Peninsula Localised Planning Statement (July 2014), the Mornington Peninsula Planning Scheme, or another policy, strategy or plan adopted by Council.

A planning scheme amendment must be accompanied by the prescribed amendment fees which are to be paid at key milestones in the process. Find out more about amendment fees using the following link: Fees (