Have your say on the Manningham Planning Scheme Review

25 May 2022
Well Governed Council

Manningham City Council is reviewing the Manningham Planning Scheme and wants your input.

The Planning Scheme guides the use, development, and protection of land in Manningham. It includes written policies, as well as maps showing where zones and overlays apply across the municipality.

The Scheme is made up of many planning policies and controls that are set by the State Government. This review seeks to identify changes to the planning scheme associated with the provisions that Council is able to influence.

The Planning Scheme includes the following key themes:

  • Residential/ neighbourhood character
  • Environment/rural areas
  • Activity Centres 
  • Employment
  • Heritage, arts, culture and leisure
  • Transport and car parking

All Victorian local governments are required to review their planning scheme every four years under the Planning and Environment Act 1987. In particular, feedback is sought about:

  • What aspects of the Planning Scheme are working well?
  • What aspects of the Planning Scheme need improving?
  • What is missing from the Planning Scheme?

Manningham Mayor, Cr Michelle Kleinert, says

“I encourage everyone in the community to get involved. Now is the time for your input to help shape our future directions for the planning scheme.”
“Any proposed changes to the Planning Scheme requires approval from the Minister for Planning. We will continue to advocate on behalf of our community to reflect their values and needs.”

Manningham residents and other interested parties are invited to a drop-in session on Thursday 9 June between 4pm and 7pm at the Manningham Civic Centre, 699 Doncaster Road, Doncaster. You can also provide feedback via an online survey.
All feedback on the planning scheme is required by Monday 20 June 2022.

For more information on the Planning Scheme Review and to take part in the on-line survey, visit the Your Say page.