Amendment VC148 has implemented changes to the Victoria Planning Provisions (VPP) and planning schemes. The amendment has added clarity to schemes by simplifying and improving their structure, function and operation. It also has removed unnecessary regulation.

Amendment VC148 summary of changes

Amendment VC148 was gazetted on 31 July 2018 and:

  • introduces a new Planning Policy Framework (PPF)
  • enables the future introduction of a Municipal Planning Strategy (MPS)
  • simplifies the VPP structure by:
    • restructuring particular provisions
    • integrating VicSmart into applicable zones, overlays and particular provisions
    • consolidating operational and administrative provisions
  • amends specific zones, overlays and particular provisions to improve their structure and operation, and to support the future translation of Local Planning Policy Frameworks (LPPFs) to the MPS and PPF
  • introduces a new Specific Controls Overlay to replace Clause 52.03 Specific Sites and Exclusions
  • deletes outdated particular provisions
  • deletes permit requirements for low-impact uses in industrial zones
  • reduces car parking requirements for uses in commercial areas and for land within walking distance of high-quality public transport.
Advisory Notes

As part of the gazettal of VC148 the Department has prepared two planning advisory notes on the changes.

FAQs and other documentation

The Department has prepared documentation answering the most commonly asked questions around the changes introduced by VC148.

VC148 Clause Finder tool

This tool is designed to help users of the Victorian planning system understand the changes introduced by VC148 on a clause-by-clause basis, providing a simple comparison between the VPP prior to and at the time of the gazettal of Amendment VC148. The tool identifies whether a clause name or number has been amended and outlines the type of change that has occurred.

To start using the tool type a Clause name or number into the search bar below. You can search using either the old or new Clause names and numbers using the buttons.

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Further information

Visit Planning Schemes Online to view the updated planning schemes and the Victoria Planning Provisions.

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