Planning Scheme Amendments


A planning scheme amendment is a change to the Central Goldfields Planning Scheme.

The Amendment Process

Council can undertake a planning scheme amendment to:

  • Rezone land

  • Apply or remove a planning overlay to land

  • Change or introduce a local policy; and/or

  • Make minor changes to a zone or overlay through a schedule to the zone or overlay

Only Council or the Minister for Planning can undertake a Planning Scheme Amendment, however other individuals, companies, or authorities can request Council (or the Minister for Planning) undertake a Planning Scheme Amendment on their behalf.

An amendment follows a statutory process which involves a number of steps. In general a planning scheme amendment will take 12-18 months from when Council commences the statutory process, until it comes into effect.

Under the Planning and Environment Act 1987, Council must follow certain procedures to make amendments to the planning scheme. You can find out more about the amendment process at: and

Current Amendments Underway at CG:

C031gol Carisbrook and Dunolly Flood Study Amendment

Council is working with the North Central Catchment Management Authority (NCCMA) to update existing planning controls for land in Central Goldfields Shire that is liable to flooding, to ensure they are accurate and up-to-date and reduce the risk of flooding and flood damage to properties.

Since the controls were first introduced into the Central Goldfields Planning Scheme, the NCCMA has undertaken the North Central Regional Floodplain Management Strategy 2018-2028.  After the floods of 2011-2012, flood studies were conducted in Carisbrook and Dunolly in 2013-2014. These studies model the impact of flooding in both townships.  Both the Strategy and flood studies recommend that the planning scheme be updated to reflect the extent of flooding in the updated mapping.

The proposed changes to the Planning Scheme maps are for Dunolly and Carisbrook.

Dunolly LSIO FO Amendment C031gol


Carisbrook Map LSIO FO C031gol amendment

In February Council received authorisation from the Planning Minister to exhibit the amendment. 


Frequently Asked Questions

Council and the NCCMA have prepared a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)(PDF, 350KB) sheet.

For any further questions regarding the amendment please contact Amy Bell, Strategic Planner on (03) 5461 0685 or email

Completed Planning Scheme Amendments

Any changes to the Central Goldfields Planning Scheme are implemented through a planning scheme amendment. Details of some more recent amendments are below.

Most recent amendments:

C027 Central Goldfields 6 July 2017 - Implement s48 Heritage Act 1995.

C025 Central Goldfields 13 March 2014 - The Amendment inserts Schedule 1 to Clause 44.06 Bushfire Management Overlay.

C023 Central Goldfields 28 June 2012 - Rezone California Gully Recreation Reserve to Residential 1 Zone plus EAO and approves use and development of the land for a place of assembly including worship centre and ancillary administrative centre and amends three zoning errors in the vicinity.

 You can find more information on recent amendments to the Central Goldfields Planning Scheme at: