Background

The Victorian Government initiated the Smart Planning program to reform and modernise the Victorian planning system.  The aim of the Smart Planning program is to increase the effectiveness and efficiency of the operation of planning schemes.  

As part of that program, a discussion paper (Reforming the Victoria Planning Provisions: A discussion paper) was released in October 2017 and comment sought on a range of proposals to improve the system.  Proposal 5.2 of the discussion paper was to review and update the land use terms section of the VPP.

The Minister for Planning has appointed an Advisory Committee to review and recommend improvements to land use terms and their definitions in Clause 74 of the VPP.