Monash Planning Scheme

Under Victoria's planning system, local councils and the State Government develop planning schemes to control land use and development.

Planning schemes are developed in accordance with planning policies and strategies. They are made up of maps and ordinances - the ordinances are policies and written clauses, and the maps depict where zones and overlays apply within the planning scheme area.

Please visit the Transport and Planning website to read details, as they will affect the design of all planning projects in Monash: Monash Planning Scheme.

For information related to the planning permit process and other topics such as heritageVicSmartVegetation Protection Overlay and ResCode – please visit the Planning section.

For information about residential zones, visit: New residential zones and development standards


All amendments to the Monash Planning Scheme can be viewed at the following pages:

Neighbourhood Character

Council’s Residential Development and Character Policy at Clause 22.01 of the Monash Planning Scheme applies to all residential land in Monash and seeks to enhance its garden city character and ensure development is consistent with the key characteristics and the desired future character of each designated character precinct. More information: Neighbourhood Character.