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Property Zoning and Overlays

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Property Zones and Overlays determine how land can be used or developed.

What is a Zone?

All land in Victoria has a zone.

Zones specify particular purposes for land, such as Commercial (business), Industrial or Residential. Zones indicate which uses can be undertaken on land (with or without a Planning Permit), as well as setting out uses that are prohibited in the zone. They also specify controls relating to buildings and subdivision.

What is an Overlay?

In addition to the requirements of the zone, further planning provisions may apply to a site or area through the application of an overlay.

Generally, overlays apply to a single control or related set of controls (such as heritage, environmental concern or flooding).

Multiple overlays can apply to a single block of land. Where one or more overlays apply to land, a Planning Permit will often be required.

How to Find the Zoning and any Overlays on a Property

To find the zoning and overlays on a property visit the Land Victoria Property Reports.

Simply follow the instructions to generate your free Planning Property Report.

The zones and overlays listed in the Planning Property Report link directly to the zones and overlays as they appear in the Wellington Planning Scheme at the time that the report is generated.

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Thursday, March 11, 2021

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