From time to time, the Minister for Planning issues directions to planning authorities about the preparation of planning schemes and amendments to planning schemes.
Planning authorities must comply with the Ministerial Direction on the Form and Content of Planning Schemes, issued under Section 7(5) of the Planning and Environment Act 1987. The direction applies to the form and content of all planning schemes and any amendments to those planning schemes and should be read in conjunction with the Victoria Planning Provisions.
Planning authorities also must also consider any other Ministerial direction when preparing a planning scheme or an amendment to a planning scheme.
The set of current Ministerial directions under Sections 7(5), 12(2)(a) and 46M of the Planning and Environment Act may be viewed by selecting the titles below.
- Ministerial Direction - The Form and Content of Planning Schemes (PDF, 844.6 KB, 92 pp.)
- Direction No. 1 Potentially Contaminated Land (PDF, 17.5 KB, 6 pp.)
- Direction No. 9 Metropolitan Strategy (PDF, 25.2 KB, 2 pp.)
- Direction No. 11 Strategic Assessment of Amendments (PDF, 23.7 KB, 2 pp.)
- Direction No. 12 Urban Growth Areas (PDF, 20.4 KB, 2 pp.)
- Direction No. 13 Managing coastal hazards and the coastal impacts of climate change (PDF, 21.7 KB, 2 pp.)
- Direction No. 14 Ports Environs (PDF, 1.4 MB, 5 pp.)
- Direction No. 15 - the planning scheme amendment process (PDF, 23.3 KB, 3 pp.)
- Direction No. 16 - Residential Zones (PDF, 13.4 KB, 2 pp.)
- Direction No. 17 - Localised Planning Statements (PDF 23.1 KB)
- Development Contributions Plans (PDF, 18.6 KB, 2 pp.)
- Development Contributions Plans - exemption for non-government schools (DOC, 29.0 KB, 1 p.)
- Direction No. 2 Werribee Growth Area Plan (PDF, 7.8 KB, 1 p.)
- Direction No. 3 South-eastern Growth Area Plan (PDF, 7.8 KB, 1 p.)
- Direction No. 4 Port Phillip Plan (PDF, 9.5 KB, 1 p.)
- Direction No. 5 Gippsland Lakes Strategy (PDF, 5.7 KB, 1 p.)
- Direction No. 6 Rural Residential Development (PDF, 6.7 KB, 1 p.)
- Direction No. 6A Rural Residential Development (PDF, 4.2 KB, 1 p.)
- Direction No. 7 Plenty Valley Growth Area (PDF, 7.7 KB, 1 p.)
- Direction No. 8 Local Variations to Techniques of the Good Design Guide for Medium Density Housing Revision No. 2, April 1998 (PDF, 63.3 KB, 1 p.)
- Direction No. 10 Urban Growth Boundary (see planning Practice Notes) (PDF, 57.2 KB, 1 p.)