The Macedon Ranges Planning Scheme is a statutory document which sets out planning controls for land in the Macedon Ranges Shire.
It guides the use, development and protection of land in our region.
A local planning scheme consists of two main sections:
- Policy and future direction for land use and development—from heritage and environment to parking.
- Zones and overlays, that tell you whether a property is for residential, industrial or business use. They detail what you are allowed or not allowed to do on your land.
The Macedon Ranges Planning Scheme is available from planning.vic.gov.au, simply enter Macedon Ranges into the search bar, or select the shire via the map.
You can find out about the zones, schedules and other information for specific properties by visiting Maps and Spatial Data on the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning website.
For more information, call us on (03) 5422 0333 or email email@example.com
The process for carrying out a planning scheme amendment is set out in the Planning and Environment Act 1987.
Further information including the planning scheme amendment process can be found in our fact sheet:
For additional information, including how to prepare a planning scheme amendment, the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning have more information on amending a planning scheme.
Private sponsored amendments
A private sponsored amendment is a planning scheme amendment initiated at the request of an applicant or landowner.
These mainly relate to an individual parcel of land where the landowner is the main beneficiary. More information can be found in our fact sheet:
All councils are required to regularly review their planning schemes to ensure they are up-to-date and provide clear and relevant guidance for the community, developers and planners.
For more information, visit Macedon Ranges Planning Scheme Review.