The new Planning Policy Framework (PPF) was introduced into the Victoria Planning Provisions (VPP) and all Victorian planning schemes through the gazettal of amendment VC148 on 31 July 2018.

The PPF improves the operation of planning policy in Victoria and better aligns state and local policy. It is based on a three-tier structure that integrates state, regional and local policy.

Amendment process

The majority of PPF translations have been implemented using a fast-track process under section 20(4) of the Planning and Environment Act 1987. These are generally policy neutral.

Thank you!

DTP would like to extend our appreciation to all councils for their support and valuable input provided to Smart Planning during the preparation and review of their PPF translation amendment.

The gazettal of more PPF translations can be expected over the second half of 2023. Refer here for the current status.

Translated and in-progress planning schemes

PFF translation map, May 2023

Page last updated: 08/05/23