In this section

Planning legislation

The Planning and Environment Act 1987 establishes a framework for planning the use, development and protection of land in Victoria.

Subdivision legislation

The Subdivision Act 1988 provides the legal framework for the subdivision and consolidation of land, easements and restrictions, common property, and creation of owners corporations.

Regulations - planning and subdivision

Regulations set out requirements for operation of the Planning and Environment Act 1987 and the Subdivision Act 1988.

Fees - planning and subdivision

Fees Regulations prescribe the fees to be paid to the Minister, councils and referral authorities under the Planning and Environment Act 1987 and the Subdivision Act 1988.

Penalties and infringements notices

Failure to comply with the Planning and Environment Act 1987, a planning scheme, permit conditions or a section 173 agreement, may incur a penalty.

A planning infringement notice deals with minor offences against section 126 of the Act.

Restrictive covenants

A restrictive covenant is a private treaty or written agreement between land owners that limits the way land can be used or developed. The planning system is only involved if there is an application to remove or vary a covenant.