What is Melbourne’s Future Planning Framework?

We have been working with local councils since 2017 to develop Melbourne’s Future Planning Framework including six draft land use framework plans for the Melbourne Metropolitan regions.

As a key Plan Melbourne 2017-2050 implementation action, the plans will help guide how growth, jobs, housing, infrastructure, major transport improvements and open space are managed at a regional level over the next 30 years.

The purpose of the LUFPs is to guide the application of Plan Melbourne’s nine guiding principles, 7 outcomes, 32 directions and 90 policies at a regional and local level.

The six metropolitan regions are made up of 32 local government areas and each has its own unique draft plan:

Aboriginal self-determination

Pupangarli Marnmarnepu - Wadi Wadi and Mutti Mutti language for ‘Owning Our Future’ - is the Victorian Government’s Aboriginal Self-Determination Reform Strategy 2020-2025.

As the framework for supporting and enabling Aboriginal self-determination for all Victorian Government’s projects, Pupangarli Marnmarnepu forms the basis of an ongoing dialogue and partnership with Traditional Owners to influence metropolitan planning and the implementation of Plan Melbourne 2017-2050 in each of the six metropolitan regions. It will also provide the foundation for further discussions with Traditional Owners on achieving self-determination through the planning system more broadly into the future.

Previous consultation

Since 2017, the Victorian Government have led the development of Melbourne’s Future Planning Framework in collaboration with key stakeholders, including the Local Government authorities from each metropolitan region.

These draft versions of the Land Use Framework Plans were released for public consultation in August 2021, along with virtual community information sessions for each region and a public survey.

Next steps

Following consultation in 2021, the draft plans will be updated for consideration by Minister for Planning.

Download the consultation drafts of the Land Use Framework Plans

Page last updated: 05/01/23