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The COVID-19 pandemic has changed Victoria’s longstanding pattern of population growth. While the state’s population has declined overall, regional Victoria, since June 2020, has welcomed twice as many people from Melbourne compared to before the pandemic. This is putting increasing pressure on residential development in some areas in regional Victoria.
One of the places that people choose to live is in new housing on the edge of regional cities and settlements. This is known as greenfield development. Working with councils from across the state, the Urban Development Program (UDP) has identified how much greenfield land is available for development. It identifies a pipeline of land as it is transformed from paddocks to lots for houses.
Several key centres have been identified for analysis to be incorporated in the new Regional Urban Development Program.
Explore the 2021 report
Get the data
There are 3 methods to access data from the Regional Urban Development Program.
Use the online mapping tool to access and use the UDP spatial data.
Download the Regional UDP data. You will require GIS software to use this data.
Summary tables of data shown in the report graphs.
Urban Development Program (UDP) has identified a pipeline of steps as land progresses from paddocks to lots for dwellings. Temporally, the pipeline stages are: unzoned englobo land, zoned englobo land, proposed lots and lots with a title.
Large pieces of land that have been identified for future subdivision into lots for dwellings. In the Urban Development Program pipeline this type of land is divided into 2 stages: unzoned englobo land and zoned englobo land.
Former rural land on the edge of a settlement that is being developed for housing, typically detached houses
This is land that has been registered, provided with a title and ready for dwellings to be built. The data is sourced from Vicmap.
Major infill is land within the established area of a settlement that is greater than 1ha in area. These pieces of land are often remnant greenfield land. They have been identified in consultation with council. They are not included as greenfield supply.
A land-use and infrastructure plan to guide development of the area over time. It sets out the intended future land uses, infrastructure and development guidelines.
This is land that has been included as “proposed” within the Vicmap Property dataset. Some changes to these lots may occur before they receive a title. The data is sourced from Vicmap.
Lots that have been subdivided from englobo land into lots for dwellings to be built. Pieces of land. In the Urban Development Program pipeline this type of land is divided into two stages: proposed lots and lots with a title.
This is englobo land that has been identified for future residential development by council through the Planning Policy Framework, an adopted housing and settlement strategy, etc. In some locations it is currently zoned Urban Growth Zone and will go through a precinct structure planning process. In other locations it is zoned as a non-urban use such Farm Zone. The UDP provides an estimate of the potential retail lot yield within a precinct.
This is englobo land that is zoned and available for subdivision into retail lots. The UDP provides an estimate of the potential retail lot yield. The final lot yield that will be delivered is subject to council planning approval processes.
Page last updated: 11/06/23