City Plan Version 9 became a superseded planning scheme on 4 July 2023 when City Plan Version 10 commenced.
Each time the City Plan is updated, the version immediately before the update takes effect becomes a superseded planning scheme.
You can request in writing to apply the superseded planning scheme to a proposed development application for up to one year after the City Plan is updated.
Approving a request is not a development approval. A development application may still need to be assessed under the superseded planning scheme.
Assessing a request to apply a superseded planning scheme
A request will be assessed on the following criteria:
- Relevant provisions of the Planning Act 2016
- You have provided all written information to enable us to properly assess the request
- If the application of the superseded planning scheme may result in a planning outcome that is not in the public interest
- If refusing the request may expose the Council to a real risk of a potential compensation claim.
A request to apply a superseded planning scheme must be assessed within 30 business days after receiving the request. The period may be extended if applicant agrees in writing to the extension before the period ends.
If the request is not assessed within the required timeframe, or extension of the timeframe, then it is taken that we have agreed to the request. Written notice of the decision will be provided to the person within 5 business days after making the decision.
Assessing a development application under a superseded planning scheme
Where development is ‘assessable’, a development application will still need to be made under the superseded planning scheme.
A development application (superseded planning scheme) must be lodged within 6 months of approval of the request to apply a superseded planning scheme.
Assessment of a superseded planning scheme application will be undertaken in accordance with timeframes prescribed in the Development Assessment Rules.
How to apply
A superseded planning scheme request must be made on the correct application form. Fees apply. For details, refer to our Register of fees & charges.
You must complete all questions on the form, supply all required supporting information and include payment for your application to be assessed.
For help, please contact us on 1300 465 326.