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Land Use Planning

The Knox Planning Scheme guides the use and development of land in Knox. This is achieved by planning policies and statutory provisions. The Municipal Strategic Statement provides the vision for land use planning in the City of Knox.

Knox Planning Scheme

A planning scheme is a statutory document, which sets out the objectives, policies and provisions relating to the use, development, protection and conservation of land. The Knox Planning Scheme applies to all public and private land in the City of Knox. It is a legal document prepared by Council and approved by the Minister for Planning.

Council uses the planning policies and guidelines set out in the Knox Planning Scheme to make decisions on Planning Permit applications. Planning controls differ across the municipality, so it is important to find out which controls apply to your property. Refer to

Periodically, changes are made to a planning scheme. These planning scheme amendments may be introduced to respond to changes in the area, to a new Council policy, or to improve how the scheme operates.

View the Knox Planning Scheme

To find out more about new or existing policies and strategies, click on the links below.

Planning Scheme Amendments

Planning schemes require changes from time to time to achieve certain planning outcomes, support new policies or strategies, and to ensure that requirements continue to meet the needs of the local community.

Planning schemes are changed through a statutory process called a planning scheme amendment. An amendment may involve a change to a planning scheme map (for example, rezoning of land or the application of an overlay), a change to the written part of the scheme (the ordinance), or both.

Planning scheme amendments are usually prepared by Council or by the Minister for Planning as the ‘planning authority’, and must follow the process set out in the Planning and Environment Act 1987.

For more information on planning schemes and amendments, lodge a request and we will get back to you or call our City Futures Team on 9298 8000.

Contact Strategic Planning

Alternatively visit 'Planning Scheme Amendments Online' or the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning website on planning scheme amendments

Current Planning Scheme Amendments

Completed Planning Scheme Amendments

A full list of amendments and amendment documentation can be accessed at

Current Projects

Completed Projects

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