Statutory Planning

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The Planning Unit is responsible for the Ararat Planning Scheme, which sets out Council's objectives for the Municipality with regard to land use and development via the Municipal Strategic Statement and Local Policies. It also specifies which uses of land, or buildings and developments of land, require a planning permit. 

Planning Permits may be required due to the Scheme’s regulations.  We issue Planning Permits for a variety of reasons and projects within our municipality.  We are bound by the requirements of the Ararat Planning Scheme.

Our Planning Department is responsible for the processing of Planning Permits and the enforcement of the Ararat Planning Scheme.