The Government Land Planning Service (GLPS) supports the Minister for Planning in assessing proposals to:

  • change planning provisions relating to Victorian Government land, and
  • reserve land proposed to be owned by the Victorian Government in the future.

This includes ensuring that appropriate planning provisions are in place on government land, correcting anomalies and updating planning provisions to accurately reflect planning use and development.

The GLPS site list includes all Stream A and Stream B proposals which have been submitted to the GLPS and completed.

Have your say

Visit the Government Land Standing Advisory Committee Engage Victoria page for a list of Stream B sites currently open for comment.

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About the Government Land Planning Service

When an application is received, the site is assessed to determine the most appropriate planning stream. The streams are explained below.

GLPS Planning Stream A (Ministerial Amendments)

Sites considered under stream A require a planning scheme amendment,  to be approved under S20(4) or S20(5) 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.

GLPS Planning Stream B (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.

The Minster for Planning decides if the site is to be referred to the Advisory Committee for advice.

Outcome: the site is likely to capture a strategic opportunity for enhanced development outcomes, and/ or support delivery of a Government project 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

For more information including member biographies and terms of reference refer to the Advisory Committee page.

This image explains the Planning Stream B process which includes step 1: Referral of sites at six weeks, step 2: exhibition, including information sessions at six weeks, step 3: analysis of submissions at two weeks, step 4: public hearing at two weeks, step 5: advisory committee hearings at four weeks and the final step 6 is Ministerial consideration at four weeks.

Integrated Development Opportunities

The Minister has established an advisory committee to consider the integrated development opportunities arising from major transport infrastructure projects, including level crossing removals and the Metro rail.

More information on the Victorian Transport Projects Integrated Development Opportunities Standing Advisory Committee including terms of reference and information on members can be found at the Advisory Committee’s webpage.

Visit the Advisory Committee’s Engage Victoria webpage for sites that are currently open for consultation.

Government landowning departments and agencies that require planning scheme changes for their land can apply for assistance through the GLPS. This can include rezoning surplus government land or changes to overlay provisions for existing sites delivering a government outcome. The following steps need to be followed:

Step 1

Complete the GLPS application form (DOCX, 688.9 KB) and submit it to The application form must be submitted with the following information.

  • A Surplus Government Land Declaration Form (DOCX, 688.4 KB) must be completed and signed if the site is determined surplus.
  • Mandatory documents as outlined in the application form
  • Other relevant reports to support your proposal (i.e. heritage study, arborist report).
  • Evidence of any consultation undertaken with local council and other interested groups.

Step 2

The GLPS will assess the application and send the landowner a recommendation form outlining the proposed Planning Stream Pathway, costs and timing. The landowner will be sent the recommendation form and an acceptance form.

Step 3

The landowner must complete, sign and submit the acceptance form and provide any additional information that may be requested.

Following receipt of the signed acceptance form, GLPS will confirm with the landowner which planning stream will be used (the Minster for Planning decides Stream B sites).

Contact us

If you have any further questions, please contact us on

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✉ Post: PO Box 500, East Melbourne, Victoria, 3002

The GLPS is located at 8 Nicholson Street, East Melbourne, Victoria 3002.

Page last updated: 03/02/23