Ministerial interventions in planning scheme amendments
Powers of intervention
In certain circumstances the Minister for Planning has the power to intervene on matters associated with planning scheme amendments. This may involve:
- amending a planning scheme, with exemption from notice requirements
- advancing the processing of an amendment to a planning scheme
- calling-in a matter before the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal.
These powers are provided for under the Planning and Environment Act 1987, the Heritage Act 1955 and the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal Act 1998.
More information about circumstances in which the Minister will consider exercising these powers and the principles that will apply in considering a request for intervention is contained in the following Practice Note:
View the interventions in planning scheme amendments for the current and previous years:
Minister's Annual Report
The Minister for Planning is required to provide a report to Parliament at least every 12 months detailing the nature of each intervention relating to planning scheme amendments.
View the most recent reports here: