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 car 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
The documents listed below are incorporated documents under section 6(2)(j) of the Planning and Environment Act 1987.
An incorporated document forms part of our planning scheme. Documents incorporated in this planning scheme and the Schedule to documents incorporated in this planning scheme are found in Clause 72.04 of the planning scheme. The Macedon Ranges Planning Scheme is available from planning.vic.gov.au, simply enter Macedon Ranges into the search bar, or select via the map, then under Ordinance, scroll down to the relevant clause.
If a document is not listed below, it is not an incorporated document. A document is not incorporated in our planning scheme by reason only that is referred to in the scheme.
Note: Clause 72.08 contains a list of background documents and schedule to background documents relevant to our planning scheme. A background document does not form part of the planning scheme.
All documents in the list below can be found on Planning Victoria. Simply enter Macedon Ranges into the search bar or search via the map, then click through to the Incorporated Documents tab and type a keyword into the search bar.
- A 'Good Neighbour' Code of Practice for a Circus or Carnival, Oct 1997 – V3
- A Code of Practice for Telecommunications Facilities in Victoria, July 2004 – VC26
- Apiary Code of Practice, May 2011 – VC81
- Australian/New Zealand Standard AS/NZS1158.1.1:1997, Road lighting, Part 1.1: Vehicular traffic (Category V) lighting - Performance and installation design requirements. Standards Australia/Standards New Zealand 1997 – VC12
- Australian/New Zealand Standard AS/NZS1158.3.1:1999, Road lighting, Part 3.1: Pedestrian Area (Category P) lighting - Performance and installation design requirements. Standards Australia/Standards New Zealand 1999 – VC12
- Australian Standard AS2021-2015, Acoustics – Aircraft Noise Intrusion – Building Siting and Construction, Standards Australia Limited, 2015 – VC107
- Australian Standard AS/NZS 2890.1.2004, Parking Facilities - Off-Street Car Parking, Standards Australia, 2004 – VC26
- Australian Standard AS2890.2-2002 Parking facilities: Off-street commercial vehicle facilities. Standards Australia 2002 – VC77
- Australian Standard AS2890.3-1993, Parking Facilities Part 3: Bicycle parking facilities. Standards Australia 1993 – VC28
- Building in bushfire-prone areas - CSIRO and Standards Australia (SAA HB36-1993), May 1993 – NPS1
- Code of Practice for Bushfire Management on Public Land, 2012 – VC101
- Code of Practice for Timber Production 2014 – VC101
- Construction Techniques for Sediment Pollution Control, Environment Protection Authority, May 1991 – NPS1
- Design Guidelines for Industrial & Commercial Development for the Macedon Ranges Shire, June 2012 – C71
- Design Vehicles and Turning Path Templates, Austroads, 1995 (AP-34/95) – VC12
- Fibre Optic Project, Integrated Approval Requirements, December 2002 - VC17
- Gisborne Development Contributions Plan, April 2013 - C87
- Goulburn-Murray Water Native Vegetation Code of Practice, February 2011 - C85
- Growth Area Framework Plans, Department of Sustainability and Environment, September 2006 – VC41
- Guide to Residential Streets and Paths, Cement and Concrete Association of Australia, 2004 (C&CCA T51-2004) – VC26
- Guide to Road Design, Part 6A: Pedestrian and Cycle Paths, Austroads – VC77
- Guidelines for Environmental Management: Code of Practice - Onsite Wastewater Management (Publication 891.4, Environment Protection Authority, 2016) – VC132
- Guidelines for the removal of destruction or lopping of native vegetation (Department of Environment, Land Water and Planning 2017) VC138
- Hospital Emergency Medical Services - Helicopter Flight Path Protection Areas Incorporated Document, June 2017 - GC49
- Kyneton Racecourse Masterplan, Kyneton and Hanging Rock Racing Club and NMIT, February 2011 - C72
- Ladye Place Restructure Plan, July 2013 - C88
- Lancefield, Romsey and Woodend Town Centre Heritage Precincts Planning Permit Exemptions, July 2011 - C33
- Local Government Guide for Dry Land Salinity, Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, 1995 – NPS1
- Macedon Ranges Shire Restructure Area Plans, 1999 - NPS1
- Pavement Design - A Guide to the Structural Design of Road Pavements, Austroads (AP-17/92) – VC12
- Planning requirements for racing dog keeping and training (Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning, August 2017) – VC139
- Powerline Bushfire Safety Program - Native Vegetation Removal Code of Practice, August 2016 - GC57
- Principal Public Transport Network, 2017 (State Government of Victoria, August 201) – VC132
- Principal Public Transport Network Area Maps (State Government of Victoria, August 2018) – VC151
- Private Tennis Court Development Code of Practice - Revision 1, March 1999 – VC5
- Rail Gauge Standardisation Project, Integrated Approval Requirements, December 2002 - VC17
- Regional Fast Rail Project, Integrated Approval Requirements, December 2002 - VC17
- Romsey Development Contributions Plan, July 2012 - C80
- Shirley Park (98-100 Romsey Road Woodend) Heritage Place Planning Permit Exemption, July 2011 - C33
- Significant Trees: 1141 Three Chain Road, Cobaw, August 2014 - C89
- Special Sites Incorporated Document, 2000 - NPS1
- Victorian Code for Broiler Farms 2009 (plus 2018 amendments) – VC60
- Victorian Code for Cattle Feedlots, August 1995 – NPS1
- Victorian Low Density Mobile Outdoor Poultry Farm Planning Permit Guidelines (Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources, June 2018) VC150
- Victorian Low Density Mobile Outdoor Pig Farm Planning Permit Guidelines (Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources, June 2018) – VC150
A planning scheme amendment is a change to the planning scheme. This may include a change to a local policy about the use of land or the design and layout of buildings. It may also include a rezoning of land, or a change to overlay controls relating to things like heritage or vegetation protection.
The process for carrying out a planning scheme amendment is set out in the Planning and Environment Act 1987. 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. Mostly, these relate to an individual parcel of land where the landowner is the main beneficiary. For more information, see:
Current amendments to our Planning Scheme
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 and to have your say, visit Macedon Ranges Planning Scheme Review.