Extensions to VicSmart

The government has made three extensions and one minor modification to VicSmart since its original introduction.

In March 2017, Amendment VC135 introduced new VicSmart classes for:

  • building and works up to $1 million in industrial areas
  • building and works up to $500,000 in commercial and some special purpose areas
  • a range of low impact developments in rural areas (up to $500,000 in agricultural settings and $250,000 in more sensitive rural settings)
  • small scale types of buildings and works in selected overlays
  • subdivision, advertising signs and car parking.

In July 2017, Amendment VC137 introduced new VicSmart classes for:

  • a single storey extension to a single dwelling where specific design criteria are met
  • buildings and works up to $100,000 in residential zones, where not associated with a dwelling.

In January 2018, Amendment VC142 further modified VicSmart by:

  • deleting the Loading and unloading of vehicles class of application
  • including additional classes of development under the Heritage Overlay, including an electric vehicle charging station and services normal to a building (other than a dwelling).

In July 2018, Amendment VC148 integrated Vicsmart into applicable zones, overlays and particular provisions, and relocated operational and related provisions.

In August 2020, Amendment VC186 introduced a new VicSmart Class for Secondary Dwellings to facilitate the development of one additional small dwelling on the same lot as an existing dwelling in appropriate residential zones.

This class of application is part of a pilot program and only applies in the Greater Bendigo, Kingston, Moreland and Murrindindi Planning Schemes.

Page last updated: 27/08/20