Guides and resources

Supporting thriving, productive and sustainable communities, environments and industries

Planning system guides

In this section

  • Guides

    Learn how the planning system works and how to understand and apply planning rules.
  • Strategies and initiatives

    Discover our long term planning vision for Melbourne and Victoria, strategic planning initatives and our strategic planning history.
  • Data, spatial and insights

    Explore planning data and research on a range of topics.
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  • Council resources

    Tools, templates, data and news to support council planners to manage planning activities in their local area.
  • Building policy

    Ensuring the effective and efficient operation of Victoria's building system.
  • Legislation, regulation and fees

    Understanding the legislative framework for Victoria's planning system, the role of the Minister for Planning and planning fees and levies.
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Environmental assessment guides

Guides, ministerial guidelines and advisory notes for Environment Effects Statements and all Victorian environmental assessments.

All environmental assessment guides