Draft Planning Scheme Policies

Consultation has concluded

Council has resolved to place six draft planning scheme policies on public consultation. Formal public consultation is now open and policies are available for viewing in the document library and at Council’s Customer Service Centres and libraries.

What are the planning scheme policies?

There are six draft planning scheme policies:

Policy 1: Environmental Significance

Policy 2: Infrastructure

Policy 3: Flood and Storm Tide Hazard

Policy 4: Landslide Hazard

Policy 5: Structure Plans

Policy 6: Environmental Emissions

What do they do?

The planning scheme policies support the draft City Plan and provide guidance on ways to achieve the acceptable outcomes set out in the codes. They do not contain policy – this is contained in the codes and strategic framework in the draft City Plan.

The planning scheme policies set out the following:

  • technical standards called up as acceptable outcomes;
  • information Council may request (eg. professional reports/studies to inform the proposal); and,
  • guidance for applicants.

Local Government Infrastructure Plan v Planning Scheme Policies

The Local Government Infrastructure Plan sets out the trunk infrastructure that Council intends to provide within the planned infrastructure area. Trunk infrastructure is infrastructure that services the greater community and can include sewer, water and stormwater infrastructure, roads, cycleways and parks. Trunk infrastructure is provided by Council and does not include infrastructure that is planned for and provided by the State government. Non-trunk infrastructure is infrastructure that generally only services a proposed development (for example, internal streets within a proposed subdivision) and is paid for and constructed by the developer. Non-trunk infrastructure is not identified within the Local Government Infrastructure Plan.

The planning scheme policies contain the technical standards for the design and construction of both trunk and non-trunk infrastructure. The diagram below sets out how the draft City Plan, Planning Scheme Policies and Local Government Infrastructure Plan interact with each other.

Have your say

Formal public consultation is now closed.

Copies of the Planning Scheme Policy documents are available in the document library and are also available in hard copy at Council Customer Service Centres.

Submissions can be made below, by sending a letter to Council, or submitted over the counter at Council Customer Service Centres.

Properly made submissions must identify:

  • the submitter's full name
  • address details
  • which policy or policies being commented on.

All properly made submissions on the draft Planning Scheme Policies will be considered and Council may make changes to the policies addressing issues raised in those submissions.

Need more information?

An officer will be available to discuss the PSPs at Cleveland Customer Service Centre from 10am-4pm every Tuesday and Thursday until the end of the public consultation period.


Council has resolved to place six draft planning scheme policies on public consultation. Formal public consultation is now open and policies are available for viewing in the document library and at Council’s Customer Service Centres and libraries.

What are the planning scheme policies?

There are six draft planning scheme policies:

Policy 1: Environmental Significance

Policy 2: Infrastructure

Policy 3: Flood and Storm Tide Hazard

Policy 4: Landslide Hazard

Policy 5: Structure Plans

Policy 6: Environmental Emissions

What do they do?

The planning scheme policies support the draft City Plan and provide guidance on ways to achieve the acceptable outcomes set out in the codes. They do not contain policy – this is contained in the codes and strategic framework in the draft City Plan.

The planning scheme policies set out the following:

  • technical standards called up as acceptable outcomes;
  • information Council may request (eg. professional reports/studies to inform the proposal); and,
  • guidance for applicants.

Local Government Infrastructure Plan v Planning Scheme Policies

The Local Government Infrastructure Plan sets out the trunk infrastructure that Council intends to provide within the planned infrastructure area. Trunk infrastructure is infrastructure that services the greater community and can include sewer, water and stormwater infrastructure, roads, cycleways and parks. Trunk infrastructure is provided by Council and does not include infrastructure that is planned for and provided by the State government. Non-trunk infrastructure is infrastructure that generally only services a proposed development (for example, internal streets within a proposed subdivision) and is paid for and constructed by the developer. Non-trunk infrastructure is not identified within the Local Government Infrastructure Plan.

The planning scheme policies contain the technical standards for the design and construction of both trunk and non-trunk infrastructure. The diagram below sets out how the draft City Plan, Planning Scheme Policies and Local Government Infrastructure Plan interact with each other.

Have your say

Formal public consultation is now closed.

Copies of the Planning Scheme Policy documents are available in the document library and are also available in hard copy at Council Customer Service Centres.

Submissions can be made below, by sending a letter to Council, or submitted over the counter at Council Customer Service Centres.

Properly made submissions must identify:

  • the submitter's full name
  • address details
  • which policy or policies being commented on.

All properly made submissions on the draft Planning Scheme Policies will be considered and Council may make changes to the policies addressing issues raised in those submissions.

Need more information?

An officer will be available to discuss the PSPs at Cleveland Customer Service Centre from 10am-4pm every Tuesday and Thursday until the end of the public consultation period.


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    Make a submission

    Properly made submissions must identify your full name and address details and should clearly identify the policy or policies being commented on.

    All properly made submissions on the draft Planning Scheme Policies will be considered and Council may make changes to the policies addressing issues raised in those submissions.


    Properly made submissions must identify your full name and address details and should clearly identify the policy or policies being commented on.

    All properly made submissions on the draft Planning Scheme Policies will be considered and Council may make changes to the policies addressing issues raised in those submissions.


    Consultation has concluded