DELWP Planning Reform

The Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) are reforming the Victoria Planning Provisions. In 2017 DELWP released ‘Reforming the Victoria Planning Provisions Discussion Paper’.

The proposed reforms include combining the current State and Local Planning Policy Frameworks into one Planning Policy Framework, which would group three tiers of policy (State, Regional and Local) in one location according to theme.

The changes are part of the State Government’s two-year reform program, ‘Smart Planning’, which aims to make Victoria’s planning system more efficient, accessible, open and collaborative through simpler rules and policy and modern digital planning resources.

Read or download the Reforming the Victoria Planning Provisions discussion paper.

Community consultation has now closed and a consultation review will occur throughout  and final implementation is expected in mid-2018. To  follow the process visit the Reforming the Victoria Planning Provisions consultation website.

The City of Stonnington has made a submission to the Review of the VPPs.

For further information visit Smart Planning Program website or call 1300 366 356.