Planning scheme amendments


The Kingston planning scheme sets out policies and provisions for the use, development and protection of land within Kingston. It includes State Government provisions, local policies specific to Kingston and a strategic vision for the future of Kingston.

View the Kingston Planning Scheme on the Planning Schemes Online website.

The Kingston planning scheme is a legal document containing policies and provisions that control how people can use and develop land.

Kingston’s planning scheme consists of:

  • maps showing how zones and overlays affect land
  • ordinances setting out the written requirements
  • incorporated documents
  • the conditions and requirements of the Planning Scheme apply to all including individuals, businesses, government departments and councils.

Why do planning schemes change?

We amend the Kingston planning scheme on a regular basis and in accordance with the Planning and Environment Act 1987.

A planning scheme amendment may involve:

  • changes to land zones and overlays
  • updates or corrections
  • new policy or development controls
  • change to the ordinance
  • in some cases more than one of the above.

The amendment process

Who can apply?

Anyone can ask a planning authority to prepare an amendment. An applicant must be able to justify to the Planning Authority as to why an amendment should be prepared.

The Council can prepare amendments to the planning scheme to include new plans, strategies or policies that relate to the use, development or protection of land.


  1. Council approves amendment
  2. Authorisation from Minister for Planning
  3. Prepare planning scheme amendment
  4. Exhibit planning scheme amendment
  5. Council adopts planning scheme amendment
  6. Approval from minister - Gazetted

Current amendments

Amendment Description Status Additional information
 Amendment C205king The amendment amends Schedule 1 to Clause 37.02 Comprehensive Development Zone (CDZ1) which applies to land generally known as Endeavour Cove. 


Exhibition from September 1 to October 4 2022  See amendment C205king  on Planning Schemes Online or view our amendment C205 page

Amendment  C203king

The amendment implements the Kingston Housing Strategy and Neighbourhood Character Study through the application of new residential zones, overlays and local policy updates Exhibition from August 18 to September 29 2022 See amendment C203king on Planning Schemes Online or view our amendment C203 consultation page.
Amendment C201king Adds the environmental audit overlay to 47 properties across Kingston. Exhibition from September 15 2021 to Monday October 18 2021 See amendment C201king on Planning Schemes Online
Amendment C197king Updates the Planning Scheme to correct errors and make other minor changes. Approved (Gazetted on 24 February 2022)

See amendment C197king on Planning Schemes Online


Amendment C215king The Amendment proposes to apply the Heritage Overlay to 86 Mentone Parade Mentone on a Permanent basis. Exhibition from 25 May 2023  to 26 June 2023 See amendment C215king on Planning Schemes Online


Previous amendments

View all previous amendments on Planning Schemes Online

Amendment Description Status Additional information
Amendment C198king Rezones land at 19 Tarella Road, Chelsea to Public Park and Recreation Zone to create new public open space Approved June 10 2021 See amendment C198king on Planning Schemes Online
Amendment C190king Applies a Public Acquisition Overlay over 251-253 Charman Road, Cheltenham. This reserves land to create future open space next to the Cheltenham Station. Approved July 22 2021 See amendment C190king on Planning Schemes Online
Amendment C159 Changes the planning controls that apply to this land to allow for residential development. Approved April 18 2019 See amendment C159 on Planning Schemes Online
Amendment C151 Proposed to rezone the land to allow for residential development Abandoned October 17 2018 See amendment C151 on Planning Schemes Online
Hawthorn Football Club Amendment C180king Amends the Planning Scheme to allow for the development of the Hawthorn Football Club's new headquarters and training facility Approved July 22 2021 See amendment C180king on Planning Schemes Online