The Fast Track Government Land Service (FTGL Service) is an initiative to deliver changes to planning provisions or correct planning scheme anomalies for land owned by the Victorian government.
Government landowning departments and agencies that require planning scheme changes for their land can apply for assistance through the FTGL Service. This can include rezoning surplus government land or changes to overlay provisions for existing sites delivering a government outcome.
When an application is received, the FTGL Service completes a Preliminary Assessment Report on the site to determine the most appropriate planning stream. The three streams are explained below:
Planning Stream A: S20(4) Amendments
Sites considered under stream A require a planning scheme amendment approved under S20(4) of the Planning and Environment Act 1987.
Outcome: the site will be generally consistent with the land use surrounding the site and where zones/overlays are likely to be the same as the surrounding planning provisions.
Timeframe: 4-6 months. These amendments are considered by the Minister for Planning 2-3 times per year.
Planning Stream B: Government Land Standing Advisory Committee
Sites considered under stream B require a planning scheme amendment/permit to be considered by the Government Land Standing Advisory Committee (Advisory Committee).
The Advisory Committee provides independent advice on the planning proposal to the Minister for Planning. For more information including member biographies and terms of reference refer to the Advisory Committee web page.
Outcome: the site is likely to capture a strategic opportunity for enhanced development outcomes, and future planning provisions complement the surrounding area but are not necessarily the same as that surrounding the site.
Timeframe: 6-8 months (outlined below) on an as needs basis
Planning Stream C: All other sites
Sites considered under stream c require a standard planning scheme amendment process with either local council or Minister for Planning as the planning authority. Planning provisions are as required / determined.
Timeframe: 12 months on an as needs basis.
For more information about:
- How a site is determined to be surplus: Victorian Government Landholding Policy and Guidelines.
- How governments buy and sell land: Victorian Government Land Transactions Policy and Guidelines
- Crown land: Victorian Government Strategic Assessment Policy and Guidelines
- Further information on Fast Track Government Land Service: Frequently Asked Questions
- For any further questions please contact the Fast Track Government Land Service on (03) 8683 0901 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org