The Victorian government through its Smart Planning program is simplifying and improving the operation of the planning system, to make it the most efficient and responsive in the country.
The Victoria Planning Provisions (VPP) are the planning policies and controls upon which all land use planning decisions are made.
Cumulative amendments to the VPP and local planning schemes over the past twenty years have led to increasingly long and complex planning schemes.
This has resulted in complexity, duplication, delays and uncertainty.
Changes to the VPP are being undertaken to address these issues, and make the Victorian planning system the most efficient and responsive in Australia.
Public consultation closes at 5pm on Friday 24 November 2017.