A planning scheme manages development by requiring particular types of development to comply with applicable codes. To assess whether or not a development complies with these codes the planning scheme may require:
an application to be assessed by the local government; or
self assessment by the person undertaking the development
If an application is required, then the application may also be assessed against other requirements such as a state planning instrument. If a planning scheme is inconsistent with:
a state planning instrument, the state planning instrument prevails to the extent of the inconsistency.
a planning scheme policy, the planning scheme prevails to the extent of the inconsistency.
the building assessment provisions, the building assessment provisions prevails to the extent of the inconsistency
Council must review their planning scheme every ten years or after the relevant regional plan is updated, however, local governments may update the planning scheme sooner.