Planning Scheme Amendments

On Display Indefinitely

We are required to regularly update the Wangaratta Planning Scheme.    

Updates to the Scheme follow a process outlined in the Planning and Environment Act 1987, which generally involves developing a proposed amendment, publicly exhibiting the amendment to anyone affected by it, then seeking approval from Councillors and finally the Victorian Minister for Planning.

Details of current amendments and other recent amendments can be found below.

Current Amendments

C81 - Flood Overlay and Land Subject to Inundation Overlay

The amendment approved changes to make sure land subject to flooding is classified using up to date information. 

The Wangaratta Urban Waterways Flood Investigation Study Report 2017 which underpins the changes approved by the Amendment, investigated flooding along the Ovens and King Rivers, and Fifteen Mile, One Mile, Three Mile and Reedy Creeks in the following study area defined by the red outline:

C81 Flood Study Area    

The Approved Overlays:

You can view the approved overlays as they relate to your land or surrounding area by using Councils interactive online mapping system (link here), this system allows you to search by address and also turn on aerial imagery as a background layer. 

The Complete Amendment Documentation: View the approved amendment documents here.

Questions:  If you have any further questions please Contact Councils Strategic Planning Department on 03 5722 0888.

C76 Wangaratta Industrial Strategy

What the Amendment Does?

 The amendment implements the relevant recommendations of the Wangaratta Industrial Land Use Strategy 2017 into the Wangaratta Planning Scheme by:

  • Rezoning land and applying relevant planning overlays in accordance with the recommendations of the Strategy.
  • Amending the Local Planning Policy Framework to include the relevant recommendations of the Strategy.
  • Amend Schedules to the Special Use Zone and Design and Development Overlay to update these in line with current Victorian Planning Provision (VPP) templates and use current VPP land use terms. 

Status: Adopted by Council and currently awaiting approval by the Minister for Planning.

Land included: All Industrial Zoned and selected Commercial 2 Zoned land.

More information: View the proposed amendment and check on its latest status here.

C77 Wangaratta Aerodrome

 What the Amendment Does?

The Amendment proposed to implement the objectives of the Wangaratta Aerodrome Master Plan 2017 (WAMP) and the relevant objectives of the Wangaratta Urban Waterways Flood Investigation 2017 (WUWFI) by undertaking the following:

  1. rezoning land from the Public Use Zone 4 to Special Use Zone –Schedule 8;
  2. rezoning land from the Farming Zone to Special Use Zone –Schedule 8;
  3. applying the Design and Development Overlay (DDO) for airspace protection surfaces based on an Obstacle Limitation Surface (OLS) plan; and
  4. amending the Flood Overlay and the Land Subject to Inundation Overlay Maps in accordance with the WUWFI. 

The amendment does not alter the current Airport Environs Overlay as it applies to the airport and surrounding land. 

Status: This Amendment was approved into the Planning Scheme in May 20201.

Land included: land at the Wangaratta Aerodrome and surrounding areas which are contained within the Obstacle Limitation Surface.

More information: View the proposed amendment and check on its latest status here.

C55 Corrections and Anomalies

Amendment C55 was approved into the Planning Scheme on the 27 August, 2021.  The Amendment rezones land, amends overlay maps and deletes redundant overlay maps to correct mapping anomalies and redundant provisions. The amendment also updates the Schedule to the Heritage Overlay and corrects address errors of heritage sites.


C88 - Reith Road Equine Precinct

What the Amendment does:

The amendment proposes to amend Schedule 7 to the Special Use Zone as it relates to the Reith Road Equine Village. 

The existing Schedule 7 limits ownership of a dwelling / horse stables and the undertaking of animal training to a person registered under the Australian Rules of Racing. This requirement is proposed to be varied to allow a wider variety of Equine users to operate within the proposed village.

Exhibition Period: The official exhibition period commences on Thursday 19 May and concludes on Tuesday 21 June, 2022. 

The Subject Site: The subject site described as Lot 2 PS704122M, Reith Road, Wangaratta.

Amendment Documents: All relevant amendment documents can be viewed here

More Information: If you require any further information please contact Councils Strategic Planning Department.

C89 - 75 Carboor - Whorouly Road, Whorouly (On Exhibition)

What the Amendment does: The Amendment proposes to rezone 75 Carboor-Whorouly Road, Whorouly from Public Use Zone 3 (PUZ3) to Farming Zone (FZ).

Status: Exhibition of the Amendment commences on Thursday 15th September and concludes on 18th October, 2022.

More Information: The Amendment documents can be found at the following link.








Recent Amendments

The Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning website lists the status of all current and recent amendments to the Wangaratta Planning Scheme.

View current and recent amendments