Reforming the Victoria Planning Provisions

The Victoria Planning Provisions (VPP) are the planning policies and controls upon which all land use planning decisions are made. Cumulative amendments to the VPP and local planning schemes over the past 20 years have led to increasingly long and complex planning schemes resulting in complexity, duplication, delays and uncertainty. The Victorian Government through its Smart Planning program launched in July 2016 is simplifying and improving the operation of the planning system, to make it the most efficient and responsive in the country.

On 16 October 2017, the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) released a Discussion Paper proposing changes to the structure and operation of the VPP. The document proposes a number of changes to the VPP including:

  • restructuring and redrafting provisions;
  • widening the opportunity to use the VicSmart assessment pathway for simple applications;
  • reviewing and rationalising planning permit triggers;
  • reviewing and increasing permit exemptions; and
  • removing superfluous provisions.

Consultation on the discussion paper concluded on Monday, 4 December 2017. The following is the Mornington Peninsula Shire's submission made during the consultation phase:  Reforming the Victoria Planning Provisions Submission

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