Amendments can be made to either the written part of the planning scheme, the zoning maps or overlays.
A request for an amendment is first made to the local council,acting as planning authority. A council may also initiate its own amendment. If the council supports or initiates the amendment, it must be placed on public exhibition and any person may make a submission, called a representation. After the council has considered the representations, it must report to the Commission.
The Commission usually holds a hearing into representations. This provides an opportunity for the Commission to gain a better understanding about the amendment to assist in determining whether or not to approve it.
See flowchart for the amendment of Local Provisions Schedules (LPSs) approval process (PDF, 404.3 KB)