One place to guide planning in Victoria

Planning 101

Planning is about creating plans and policies that guide the use of land and the development of buildings, infrastructure, and public spaces.

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Current public consultations

Help us make decisions that reflect the best interests of our diverse Victorian community and environment. View the full list of Planning's public consultations on Engage Victoria.

  • Future Homes

    Explore our ready-made architectural designs and purpose-built planning process to get you building faster.
    Future Homes Design A building exterior
  • Writing planning permits

    A clear and consistent approach for councils and responsible authorities preparing and applying permit conditions in Victoria.
    Council resources
  • 20-minute neighbourhoods

    Learn how we are creating inclusive, vibrant and healthy neighbourhoods.
    Yarraville Village

Our role in planning

  • Safety and sustainability

    We manage rules and regulations that enable fair, safe and sustainable land use and development.
  • Engagement and consultation

    We work with stakeholders to ensure planning rules and regulations meet the current and future needs of Victoria.
  • Data and innovation

    We apply latest research and technology to forecast planning and development trends to guide our decision making.

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