Planning directives

The Act allows the Minister for Planning and Local Government to issue planning directives.

A planning directive provides direction on planning matters, including standards that must be included in all planning schemes. For example, Planning Directive No. 5.1 – Bushfire-Prone Areas Code requires that each council’s planning scheme includes the code.

Some planning schemes can override the requirements of a planning directive if the Minister issues a planning purposes notice. Planning purposes notices can be found in the appendices of the relevant planning schemes in iplan.

Planning directives issued by the Minister for Planning and Local Government are:

Find out how planning directives are issued.