Victoria Planning Provisions

Last updated: 6th August 2018 See recent amendments

This is a current copy of the Victoria Planning Provisions (VPP). If you are unfamiliar with using Victoria Planning Provisions, we suggest you read the User Guide (PDF 46.8 KB) first.

Note:The provisions of the VPP do not apply to any land. You should always consult a current copy of the planning scheme for the planning provisions affecting a particular location.

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VC148 Planning Scheme update

The Victoria Planning Provisions and each Planning Scheme has been updated to include the changes introduced by VC148. The single combined PDF version of schemes on each page of Planning Schemes Online is up to date.

We are still updating the individual list links to each planning scheme section which is a large job that will be completed by mid August. The links to clauses have been temporarily disabled until the update is complete.

In the meantime, we suggest you use the combined PDF version. If you require a specific updated clause document, these can be provided on request by emailing planning.support@delwp.vic.gov.au.

Further information about Amendment VC148.

Victoria Planning Provisions (VPP) combined version

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Last updated: 06/08/2018

Updates & Amendments

# Brief description In operation from
VC123 The amendment changes the Victoria Planning Provisions and most planning schemes in Victoria by amending Clause 34.02 – Commercial 2 Zone to make small scale supermarkets (up to 1800 square metres) adjoining, or with access to, a Road Zone not requiring a planning permit in the City of Greater Geelong (consistent with the treatment of supermarkets in this zone in metropolitan Melbourne). Supermarkets greater than 1800 square metres will require a planning permit in the City of Greater Geelong (consistent with metropolitan Melbourne). Other non-metropolitan planning schemes supermarkets larger than 1800 square metres are prohibited in the C2Z. Find out more about this amendment on Amendments Online 13/11/2014
VC106 The Victoria Planning Provisions (VPP) and all planning schemes are amended to recognise Plan Melbourne and Victoria’s regional growth plans by:
  • Inserting a new clause 9, which requires any references in the planning scheme to Melbourne 2030 and Melbourne 2030: A planning update Melbourne @ 5 Million (Department of Planning and Community Development, 2008) to be disregarded and requires planning and responsible authorities to consider and apply Plan Melbourne.
  • Deleting clauses 11.04-1 to 11.04-5 in the State Planning Policy Framework (SPPF), which set out planning objectives and strategies from Melbourne 2030, and introducing new clauses 11.04-1 to 11.04-6 which set out objectives and strategies taken from the vision in Plan Melbourne. Existing clauses 11.04-6 to 11.04-8 have been renumbered as 11.04-7 to 11.04-9 respectively.
  • Inserting clauses 11.06 – 11.13 in the SPPF which set out the objectives and strategies of Victoria’s eight regional growth plans.
  • Removing references to Melbourne 2030, Melbourne 2030: A planning update Melbourne @ 5 Million, the Activity Centres and Principal Public Transport Network Plan, 2010 and Ready for Tomorrow – a Blueprint for Regional and Rural Victoria from the following clauses in the State Planning Policy Framework:
  • clause 11 (Settlement);
  • clause 16 (Housing);
  • clause 17 (Economic Development);
  • clause 18 (Transport); and
  • clause 19 (Infrastructure).
  • Deleting the Activity Centres and Principal Public Transport Network Plan, 2010 from the list of incorporated documents in clause 81.01.
Find out more about this amendment on Amendments Online
30/05/2014
VC105 The amendment implements reforms to Victoria’s native vegetation and biodiversity provisions by: Amending Clause 12.01 (Biodiversity) to reflect the new ‘no net loss’ approach rather than the previous ‘net gain’ approach. Amending Clause 52.16 (Native vegetation precinct plan) to reflect the intent of the native vegetation and biodiversity reform package; and Amending Clause 52.17 (Native vegetation) to rationalise information requirements, implement the new risk-based assessment pathways, include a simplified approach for applications under a low-risk based pathway and streamline the determination of offset requirements. Amending Clause 66.02-2 (Native Vegetation - Referral and Notice Provisions) to require the class of application in the high risk pathway as defined in the document ‘Permitted clearing of native vegetation – Biodiversity assessment guidelines’ (Department of Environment and Primary Industries, September 2013) be referred to the Secretary to the Department of Environment and Primary Industries as a recommending referral authority; and Amending Clause 81.01 (Table of incorporated documents in this scheme) to replace ‘Victoria’s Native Vegetation – Framework for Action’ with a new incorporated document ‘Permitted clearing of native vegetation – Biodiversity assessment guidelines’ (Department of Environment and Primary Industries, September 2013). The amendment also updates outdated references to the Department of Sustainability and Environment to reflect the department’s new name, the Department of Environment and Primary Industries in relevant clauses. Find out more about this amendment on Amendments Online 20/12/2013
VC99 The amendment changes the Victoria Planning Provisions and all planning schemes by modifying Standards A10, A11 and A13 in Clauses 54.04-1, 54.04-2 and 54.04-4 and Standards B17, B18 and B20 in Clauses 55.04-1, 55.04-2 and 55.04-4 to: Increase the distance between a wall and a side or rear boundary threshold from 150mm to 200mm for the wall to be considered a wall on boundary. Increase the average maximum height of a wall on boundary from 3.0 metres to 3.2 metres. Update Diagrams A1 and B1 - Side and rear setbacks and Diagrams A3 and B3 - North-facing windows to include dimensions up to 13.5 metres. Find out more about this amendment on Amendments Online 10/12/2013
VC102 The amendment changes the Victoria Planning Provisions (VPP) and all planning schemes by:
  • amending Clause 52.01 – Public open space contribution and subdivision
  • amending Clause 52.29 – Land adjacent to a Road Zone, Category 1, or a Public Acquisition Overlay for a Category 1 Road
  • amending Clause 66 – Referral and notice provisions.
The amendment changes the VPP and some planning schemes by amending Clause 45.01 – Public Acquisition Overlay.
The amendment changes all planning schemes by amending the schedule to Clause 66.04 – Referral of permit applications under local provisions.
The amendment changes the schedule to Clause 45.01 – Public Acquisition Overlay in 69 planning schemes. Find out more about this amendment on Amendments Online
28/10/2013

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