Subdivision approvals system
The SPEAR online system supports the subdivision process in Victoria and enables subdivision approvals to be compiled, lodged, managed, referred and tracked online.
Residential subdivision requirements
Clause 56 of the Victoria Planning Provisions applies to all planning schemes in Victoria and sets out the requirements for residential subdivision.
How the residential subdivision requirements work
- About the operation of clause 56 (PDF, 79.4 KB) or (DOC, 144.0 KB)
- Access and mobility provisions of clause 56.06 (PDF, 602.2 KB) or (DOC, 126.0 KB)
- Integrated water management provisions of clause 56.07 (PDF, 616.4 KB) or (DOC, 807.5 KB)
- Site management requirements of clause 56.08 (PDF, 108.9 KB) or (DOC, 70.0 KB)
The Building Envelopes Information Kit provides information on design, approval and application of building envelopes.
Bushfire Management Overlay
Information about subdivision requirements in areas covered by the Bushfire Management Overlay.
More information about the legislation and regulations governing subdivision.
Related planning advice
Guidance when planning for or assessing proposals for rural residential use and development:
PPN37: Rural Residential Development (PDF, 280.1 KB) or (DOC, 131.0 KB)
Page last updated: 15/12/21