As of 1 January 2015, the functions of the Department of Transport, Planning and Local Infrastructure have been incorporated into three new departments:

Property and land titles

Information about land titles, property data, valuations, land surveying and naming places in Victoria.


Find out about how the department provides statutory and strategic guidance about our planning system.

Local government

Information about Victoria's 79 local councils and how we work with them.


Find out about transport planning and projects being delivered by the department.

Sport and recreation

Find out about how we maximise the economic and social benefits of the sports and recreation sector.


Find out about how our cultural heritage places and objects are protected.


Your one-stop-shop when applying for a grant.

About the department

Find out about the department, its ministers and corporate news.

Data and research

The department prepares a range of bulletins, datasets, publications and reports across a range of topics. .

News and Events

VicSmart Online Guide now live

30 June 2015

VicSmart is a streamlined planning permit assessment process for straightforward, low-impact applications such as simple land subdivisions as well as minor building and construction works.

Stronger protection for Victoria's heritage

22 June 2015

A state-wide review into the Heritage Act 1995 has been launched to better protect Victoria's State-significant buildings and objects.

Reform to boost infrastructure investment for communities

11 June 2015

The Government has tabled the Planning and Environment Amendment (Infrastructure Contributions) Bill 2015 in Parliament. It seeks to reform the current system to ensure roads, drainage, parks, sport and community facilities can be delivered in a more efficient and cost effective way.

Recognising Objectors Bill introduced to give communities a fair go

27 May 2015

The Government has tabled the Recognising Objectors Bill 2015 in Parliament which seeks to add a new decision-making consideration into the Planning and Environment Act 1987 requiring responsible authorities and the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) to have regard to, where appropriate, the number of objectors to a permit application when considering whether the proposal may have a significant social effect.

Community to have a say on apartment design

14 May 2015

The Victorian Government has released a new discussion paper – Better Apartments – to bring together community and industry voices about how to improve the internal design amenity of apartments.

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