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Completed Planning Studies and Strategies

Read or download planning studies here. This may help prepare your planning application.

In order to plan for future development of the shire, Council undertakes strategic planning studies and strategies. These documents may assist with preparation of planning permit applications.

The recommendations and findings from studies and strategies can be introduced into the Mount Alexander Planning Scheme via a planning scheme amendment. The documents are often introduced into the planning scheme as either a background document, or an incorporated document.

Background documents

A background document (previously referred to as ‘reference document’) provides information that helps to explain why a particular policy or provision has been included in the planning scheme.

A list of Mount Alexander’s background documents is available here.

Incorporated documents

An incorporated document is a document that needs to be read in conjunction with the planning scheme for the effect of the scheme to be understood; it carries the same weight as the other parts of the planning scheme.

A list of Mount Alexander’s incorporated documents is available here.

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