Stonnington Planning Scheme
The Stonnington Planning Scheme came into operation on 13 July 2000 and sets out the direction for using, developing and protecting land within the city.
The Planning Scheme is made up of four key components.
- Planning Policy Framework - a standard set of planning policies and controls that apply to all local government areas within Victoria. We cannot change the Planning Policy Framework.
- Municipal Strategic Statement - an outline of our local government's key land use and development objectives and strategies. The Statement provides the basis for zones, overlays and particular provisions. We review the Municipal Strategic Statement every three years.
- Local planning policies.
- Planning Scheme maps.
More information can be found in the:
View the Stonnington Planning Scheme during business hours:
Stonnington City Centre
311 Glenferrie Road, Malvern
Amendment C312ston: Planning Policy Framework Translation
As part of the Smart Planning reform program undertaken by the State Government, all local governments in Victoria have been required to translate local policies within their Planning Schemes into a newly structured Planning Policy Framework (PPF).
Local policies within the Stonnington Planning Scheme were translated into the new Planning Policy Framework and Municipal Planning Strategy, in line with this revised structure. This process was overseen by the State Government and was considered through a ministerial amendment as a policy neutral translation.
Council considered the proposed PPF Translation on 28 June 2021 and resolved to request the Minister for Planning to prepare, adopt and approve Planning Scheme Amendment C312ston.
Amendment C312ston, which includes the updated Planning Policy Framework and Municipal Planning Strategy came into effect on 11 May 2023.
To find out more, please see Council agenda (PDF631 KB) and the recording from the 28 June 2021 Council meeting, or contact Strategic Planning on 8290 1395.
Planning Scheme amendments
From time to time, changes are made to the Planning Scheme. These changes are called Planning Scheme amendments and may be introduced to respond to changes in the area, in a new council policy or to improve how the scheme operates.
Amendments to the Stonnington Planning Scheme can be prepared by Council or the Minister for Planning.
Individuals and other parties may request an amendment to the planning scheme. To be considered, the request must:
- be in writing
- present justification for the amendment.
Council is under no obligation to prepare an amendment and, after assessing a request, may decide not to proceed.
Current Planning Scheme amendments
View all Stonnington Planning Scheme amendments on the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning website.
For more information, email our City Strategy team at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 03 8290 1333.