Major reforms to simplify and modernise Victoria’s Planning Provisions have been gazetted.

On 31 July, Amendment VC148 – reforms to the Victoria Planning Provisions (VPP) was gazetted. The amendment implemented reforms to simplify and modernise Victoria’s planning policy and rules.

VC148 has introduced the biggest change to the VPP since its creation in the 1990s. It also introduced a new integrated Planning Policy Framework (PPF) with state and regional planning policies combined into a single policy source. This has created a policy framework that is consistent, succinct and easier to use.

Individual sections of all Victorian Planning Schemes and the Victoria Planning Provisions (VPP) are in the process of being updated and will be available by mid August. While the update is occurring, a complete updated version of every planning scheme and the VPP is available on Planning Schemes Online as combined PDF documents.

A suite of helpful supporting documents have been created to help explain the amendment in more detail. In addition the Department has created the VC148 Clause Finder tool which helps users navigate the changes on a clause by clause basis. Both the supporting documents and the VC148 Clause Finder tool can be found on the Amendment VC148 page.

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