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Using Victoria's planning system
A detailed guide designed for both infrequent and regular users of Victoria's planning system. Download the whole guide or browse through the individual chapters.
A Practitioner's Guide to Victorian Planning Schemes
Find guidance for practitioners on applying and drafting planning provisions
The role of the Minister
The Minister for Planning has a range of powers and responsibilities including:
- approving planning controls
- issuing directions
- intervening on planning and heritage matters
Local planning information
Local councils make most of the planning decisions that affect their local government area based on what their local planning scheme allows.
A number of services are available to assist in obtaining planning information or making a permit application.
Find links to other websites with planning or related information from Australia and around the world.