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Find out about the planning system in Victoria
Policy and plans guiding the future development of Melbourne and Victoria's regional areas.
Planning schemes set out policies and provisions for use, development and protection of land. Each local government area in Victoria is covered by a planning scheme.
A planning permit is a legal document that gives permission for a use or development on land. Find out how to obtain a planning permit in Victoria.
Information and resources on planning and building for bushfire in Victoria.
Planning panels and committees are appointed to consider and advise on planning proposals and policies.
The high quality of life we enjoy in Melbourne and across Victoria is recognised around the world.
The department manages the assessment procedures of projects with potentially significant environmental effects.
News and Events
17 February 2015
Submissions on mandatory height controls for the Bourke Hill precinct in Melbourne's CBD have been referred to an Independent Panel for consideration.
26 September 2014Melbourne’s newest park and sports field in the Docklands will be named in honour of football great and war hero, Ron Barassi Senior.
17 September 2014The Residential Zones Standing Advisory Committee has released reports regarding the overarching operation of the residential zones and the fourteen stage 1 council residential zone proposals.