Planning zone details
In this section, you will be able to see all applicable information regarding planning overlays and be able to identify whether or not an overlay applies to the land you are searching. Certain areas of Victoria have overlays.
These are managed by local government via maps in the planning scheme. These overlays apply special controls over land, such as protecting heritage under a Heritage Overlay. The overlay information will indicate if a planning application is required for the renovation of a building or other changes to the land. For example, if a Heritage Overlay to the front facade applies, a planning application is required to change the façade of the existing building.
The Heritage Overlay requires council to consider, before it grants the application, whether the change to the facade of the building will lessen the significance of the heritage place.