Farming Zone

Changes to the existing Farming Zone were gazetted on 5 September 2013.

What is the purpose of this zone?

The Farming Zone provides for the use of land for agriculture.

Key features

Changes to the existing Farming Zone include:
  • a new purpose statement promoting the retention of employment and population to support existing rural communities
  • reducing the restrictions for alterations and extensions to dwellings and farm buildings
  • removing the requirement for a mandatory section 173 agreement which restricts future subdivision after an initial subdivision is approved
  • making less uses prohibited and more uses discretionary including some accommodation, retail and commercial uses
  • removing the prohibition on group accommodation, landscape gardening supplies, market, trade supplies, warehouse and primary and secondary schools
  • increasing the threshold for persons that can be accommodated in a bed and breakfast from six to 10 without a permit
  • removing the in conjunction conditions which restrict uses such as group accommodation, residential hotel and restaurant
  • removing other conditions which restrict uses such as group accommodation, place of assembly, store and transfer station
  • removing permit requirements for uses such as primary produce sales, rural industry and rural store.
The schedule to the Farming Zone has not been amended.

View the zone

Note: The gazetted zones and schedules shown here are current as of 5 September 2013. To ensure that you are using the current gazetted version of the zones and schedules go to the Victoria Planning Provisions and Ministerial Direction on the Form and Content of Planning Schemes.