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Integrating state, regional and local planning policy

The Planning Policy Framework (PPF) improves the operation of planning policy in Victoria and better aligns state and local policy. It is based on a 3 tier structure that integrates state, regional and local policy. It was introduced into the Victoria Planning Provisions and all Victorian planning schemes on 31 July 2018.

The translation started with replacement of the State Planning Policy Framework, and continues, in conjunction with the Municipal Planning Strategy (MPS), to replace Local Planning Policy Framework (LPPF) in each planning scheme. The PPF merges all policy content in planning schemes into a single policy source.

The majority of Planning Policy Framework translations have used a fast track process under section 20(4) of the Planning and Environment Act 1987. These are generally policy neutral.

We extend our appreciation to all councils for their support and valuable input provided during the preparation and review of their PPF translation amendment.

The gazettal of more PPF translations can be expected over the second half of 2023.

More information about PPF translation is available in Planning Advisory Notes 71: Planning Policy Framework and 72: Amendment VC148.

Planning scheme translation status

Page last updated: 15/01/24