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PPARS reports have been updated with new dashboards released. New report dashboards are available.
The December 2022 and Q2 22/23 reports are the final reports to be generated in the legacy format. Please contact the Planning Support team with any concerns regarding the new format.
Legacy reports will be removed in the coming months.

These statistics are based on quarterly data submitted to the Planning Permit Activity Reporting System (PPARS) by 80 Victorian responsible authorities.

PPARs reports are subject to change as data is submitted by responsible authorities. Data sourced from PPARs should reference the report 'generated date' and statement of data accuracy which notes if any responsible authorities data is missing.

PPARs applies data checks in the form of 'business rules' to all data submitted for consistency. The validity of data relies on responsible authority systems, data entry and accurate submissions to PPARs.

Reports are generated on the 15th day of the month following the report period (or next business day). Planning Support will update reports with late submissions from responsible authorities on request.

These reports cover planning permit activity for the state. The data is aggregated and can be presented at four levels:

  • statewide activity
  • activity in metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria
  • activity across six sub-regions, including three metropolitan groups and three regional groupings
  • individual planning scheme activity.

Planning Permit Activity in Victoria in Q2 2022-23

  • The number of applications received by responsible authorities was 10,802 a decrease of 11.4% on last quarter.
  • The number of decisions made on applications was 11,384 a decrease of 8.2% on last quarter.
  • Planning permits were issued for an estimated $5.62 billion in estimated cost of works.
  • 60.6% of non-VicSmart applications were decided within sixty days.
  • 290 applications were determined at VCAT.

This summary was prepared at the first generation of this quarterly report; at that time the following responsible authorities had not provided data to PPARs for the period of this report:

Alpine, Buloke, Central Goldfields, Colac Otway, East Gippsland, Hepburn, Hindmarsh, Indigo, Maribyrnong, Minister for Planning, Mitchell, Moonee Valley, Mount Alexander, Port Phillip, Stonnington, Towong, Wodonga.

List of planning schemes included in regions and subregions (PDF, 266.2 KB)

Previous Quarterly reports

  • Quarterly activity reports have been published since 2004. In 2012, the Department moved to solely online publication of the data.
  • Report links will open the latest generated report (the previous month); previous reports can be viewed by using the date selectors.

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Page last updated: 27/01/23