Housing and residential development
Where people choose to live and the type of housing they select is influenced by a number of factors. These include the cost of housing, accessibility to services and employment opportunities, preference for different neighbourhoods and lifestyle choices.
Challenges for housing across Victoria include affordability, an ageing population, smaller and single person households as well as new lifestyle preferences.
The planning system provides a framework for managing change and to create well-planned and sustainable communities across Victoria.
On our site:
- Caravan Parks and Movable Dwellings
Information about the Regulations governing caravan parks and movable dwellings and guidelines and practice notes.
- Residential Development Provisions (Rescode)
Provides information on the residential development provisions, neighbourhood character, building envelopes, sustainability and relevant practice notes.
- Guidelines for Higher Density Residential Development
Helping architects, designers, developers, and local government ensure high quality design of higher density housing.
- Urban and Regional Research
Research information across a range of topics, including population, housing, land development and employment.
- Urban Design
Guidelines and information on urban design practices and DTPLI's advisory services.
- Urban Development Program
A program of monitoring and reporting about the supply of and demand for residential and industrial land within metropolitan Melbourne and other key areas across regional Victoria.
On other sites:
- Neighbourhood Renewal
A State Government program, working with local communities, businesses and service providers to bridge the gap between the most disadvantaged neighbourhoods in Victoria and their surrounding communities.
- Victorian Building Authority
A statutory authority that overseas the building control system in Victoria.