The Victorian Government through its Smart Planning program is simplifying and improving the operation of the planning system, to make it the most efficient and responsive in the country.
The Victoria Planning Provisions (VPP) are the planning policies and controls upon which all land use planning decisions are made.
Cumulative amendments to the VPP and local planning schemes over the past 20 years have led to increasingly long and complex planning schemes.
This has resulted in complexity, duplication, delays and uncertainty.
Changes to the VPP are being undertaken to address these issues, and make the Victorian planning system the most efficient and responsive in Australia.
Read the discussion paper
The Reforming the Victoria Planning Provisions discussion paper focuses on the structure and operation of the VPP. The paper is divided into five proposals:
- Proposal 1: A simpler VPP structure with VicSmart assessment built in (page 10)
- Proposal 2: An integrated planning policy framework (page 15)
- Proposal 3: Assessment pathways for simple proposals (page 23)
- Proposal 4: Smarter planning scheme drafting (page 30)
- Proposal 5: Improve specific provisions (page 36)
They seek to both simplify and improve the operation of the VPP, and to lay foundations for further future transformative initiatives.
The purpose of this discussion paper is to seek comment on these proposals.
Download the discussion paper below.
Make an online submission
Consultation is now open and will close at 5pm on Friday 24 November 2017.
The consultation questions for each proposal are under the corresponding heading below. Please note proposal 5.1 refers to a table of specific provisions, which are listed under the heading 'Appendix 2'.
Please refer to the discussion paper for more detail on each proposal.
There is a 'submit' button at the bottom of the page (below all of the proposals). Please click 'submit' once you have finished answering (you do not have to answer every question).
Please note, you will not be able to save your answers and submit at a later time. Make sure you have read the discussion paper and have any supporting documents ready to upload, prior to starting your submission.