Victoria Planning Provisions

Last updated: 9th 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.

Individual sections of the Victoria Planning Provisions

The following planning scheme provisions are used specifically for the Victoria Planning Provisions(VPP).

Download the complete Victoria Planning Provisions (PDF 12.0 MB)

Last updated: 09/08/2018

This combined version may not be updated as quickly as the individual documents listed below. Check the last updated date against the date at the top-left of this page.

Type Section Clause File name
VPP NA 00 Purpose and Vision (PDF 9.1 KB)
VPP NA 01 Purposes of this Planning Scheme (PDF 20.8 KB)
VPP 10 Planning Policy Framework 10 Planning Policy Framework (PDF 9.0 KB)
VPP 10 Planning Policy Framework 11 Settlement (PDF 21.6 KB)
VPP 10 Planning Policy Framework 11.01 Victoria (PDF 6.6 MB)
VPP 10 Planning Policy Framework 11.02 Managing Growth (PDF 27.2 KB)
VPP 10 Planning Policy Framework 11.03 Planning for Places (PDF 41.8 KB)
VPP 10 Planning Policy Framework 12 Environmental and Landscape Values (PDF 10.2 KB)
VPP 10 Planning Policy Framework 12.01 Biodiversity (PDF 27.1 KB)
VPP 10 Planning Policy Framework 12.02 Coastal Areas (PDF 28.9 KB)
VPP 10 Planning Policy Framework 12.03 Water Bodies and Wetlands (PDF 27.3 KB)
VPP 10 Planning Policy Framework 12.04 Alpine Areas (PDF 26.2 KB)
VPP 10 Planning Policy Framework 12.05 Significant Environments and Landscapes (PDF 10.9 KB)
VPP 10 Planning Policy Framework 13 Environmental Risks and Amenity (PDF 9.8 KB)
VPP 10 Planning Policy Framework 13.01 Climate Change Impacts (PDF 25.4 KB)
VPP 10 Planning Policy Framework 13.02 Bushfire (PDF 31.0 KB)
VPP 10 Planning Policy Framework 13.03 Floodplains (PDF 24.2 KB)
VPP 10 Planning Policy Framework 13.04 Soil Degradation (PDF 26.1 KB)
VPP 10 Planning Policy Framework 13.05 Noise (PDF 22.8 KB)
VPP 10 Planning Policy Framework 13.06 Air Quality (PDF 23.0 KB)
VPP 10 Planning Policy Framework 13.07 Amenity (PDF 21.0 KB)
VPP 10 Planning Policy Framework 14 Natural Resource Management (PDF 9.5 KB)
VPP 10 Planning Policy Framework 14.01 Agriculture (PDF 33.0 KB)
VPP 10 Planning Policy Framework 14.02 Water (PDF 29.4 KB)
VPP 10 Planning Policy Framework 14.03 Earth and Energy Resources (PDF 27.1 KB)
VPP 10 Planning Policy Framework 15 Built Environment and Heritage (PDF 21.8 KB)
VPP 10 Planning Policy Framework 15.01 Built Environment (PDF 35.1 KB)
VPP 10 Planning Policy Framework 15.02 Sustainable Development (PDF 10.2 KB)
VPP 10 Planning Policy Framework 15.03 Heritage (PDF 24.9 KB)
VPP 10 Planning Policy Framework 16 Housing (PDF 9.4 KB)
VPP 10 Planning Policy Framework 16.01 Residential Development (PDF 39.4 KB)
VPP 10 Planning Policy Framework 17 Economic Development (PDF 9.5 KB)
VPP 10 Planning Policy Framework 17.01 Employment (PDF 33.4 KB)
VPP 10 Planning Policy Framework 17.02 Commercial (PDF 13.1 KB)
VPP 10 Planning Policy Framework 17.03 Industry (PDF 28.4 KB)
VPP 10 Planning Policy Framework 17.04 Tourism (PDF 32.6 KB)
VPP 10 Planning Policy Framework 18 Transport (PDF 9.4 KB)
VPP 10 Planning Policy Framework 18.01 Integrated Transport (PDF 29.6 KB)
VPP 10 Planning Policy Framework 18.02 Movement Networks (PDF 33.2 KB)
VPP 10 Planning Policy Framework 18.03 Ports (PDF 27.0 KB)
VPP 10 Planning Policy Framework 18.04 Airports (PDF 27.4 KB)
VPP 10 Planning Policy Framework 18.05 Freight (PDF 26.2 KB)
VPP 10 Planning Policy Framework 19 Infrastructure (PDF 10.4 KB)
VPP 10 Planning Policy Framework 19.01 Energy (PDF 28.4 KB)
VPP 10 Planning Policy Framework 19.02 Community Infrastructure (PDF 38.0 KB)
VPP 10 Planning Policy Framework 19.03 Development Infrastructure (PDF 36.4 KB)
VPP 20 Local Planning Policy Framework 20 Local Planning Policy Framework (PDF 9.3 KB)
VPP 20 Local Planning Policy Framework 23 Operation of the Local Planning Policy Framework (Transitional) (PDF 9.0 KB)
VPP 20 Local Planning Policy Framework 23.01 Relationship to the Planning Policy Framework (PDF 20.9 KB)
VPP 20 Local Planning Policy Framework 23.02 Operation of the Municipal Strategic Statement (PDF 10.1 KB)
VPP 20 Local Planning Policy Framework 23.03 Operation of the Local Planning Policies (PDF 10.0 KB)
VPP 30 Zones 30 Zones (PDF 9.0 KB)
VPP 30 Zones 31 [No content] (PDF 8.8 KB)
VPP 30 Zones 32 Residential Zones (PDF 8.8 KB)
VPP 30 Zones 32.03 Low Density Residential Zone (PDF 38.8 KB)
VPP 30 Zones 32.04 Mixed Use Zone (PDF 64.6 KB)
VPP 30 Zones 32.05 Township Zone (PDF 56.8 KB)
VPP 30 Zones 32.07 Residential Growth Zone (PDF 54.8 KB)
VPP 30 Zones 32.08 General Residential Zone (PDF 58.9 KB)
VPP 30 Zones 32.09 Neighbourhood Residential Zone (PDF 59.1 KB)
VPP 30 Zones 33 Industrial Zones (PDF 8.8 KB)
VPP 30 Zones 33.01 Industrial 1 Zone (PDF 46.8 KB)
VPP 30 Zones 33.02 Industrial 2 Zone (PDF 43.2 KB)
VPP 30 Zones 33.03 Industrial 3 Zone (PDF 47.5 KB)
VPP 30 Zones 34 Commercial Zones (PDF 8.9 KB)
VPP 30 Zones 34.01 Commercial 1 Zone (PDF 46.2 KB)
VPP 30 Zones 34.02 Commercial 2 Zone (PDF 44.6 KB)
VPP 30 Zones 35 Rural Zones (PDF 8.8 KB)
VPP 30 Zones 35.03 Rural Living Zone (PDF 42.0 KB)
VPP 30 Zones 35.04 Green Wedge Zone (PDF 50.4 KB)
VPP 30 Zones 35.05 Green Wedge A Zone (PDF 48.2 KB)
VPP 30 Zones 35.06 Rural Conservation Zone (PDF 43.1 KB)
VPP 30 Zones 35.07 Farming Zone (PDF 47.2 KB)
VPP 30 Zones 35.08 Rural Activity Zone (PDF 46.3 KB)
VPP 30 Zones 36 Public Land Zones (PDF 8.9 KB)
VPP 30 Zones 36.01 Public Use Zone (PDF 27.1 KB)
VPP 30 Zones 36.02 Public Park and Recreation Zone (PDF 34.9 KB)
VPP 30 Zones 36.03 Public Conservation and Resource Zone (PDF 36.7 KB)
VPP 30 Zones 36.04 Road Zone (PDF 25.2 KB)
VPP 30 Zones 37.01 Special Use Zone (PDF 33.6 KB)
VPP 30 Zones 37.02 Comprehensive Development Zone (PDF 35.0 KB)
VPP 30 Zones 37.03 Urban Floodway Zone (PDF 31.3 KB)
VPP 30 Zones 37.04 Capital City Zone (PDF 34.0 KB)
VPP 30 Zones 37.05 Docklands Zone (PDF 40.8 KB)
VPP 30 Zones 37.06 Priority Development Zone (PDF 32.3 KB)
VPP 30 Zones 37.07 Urban Growth Zone (PDF 46.3 KB)
VPP 30 Zones 37.08 Activity Centre Zone (PDF 44.1 KB)
VPP 30 Zones 37.09 Port Zone (PDF 41.9 KB)
VPP 40 Overlays 40 Overlays (PDF 9.0 KB)
VPP 40 Overlays 41 [No content] (PDF 8.8 KB)
VPP 40 Overlays 42 Environmental and Landscape Overlays (PDF 8.9 KB)
VPP 40 Overlays 42.01 Environmental Significance Overlay (PDF 42.9 KB)
VPP 40 Overlays 42.02 Vegetation Protection Overlay (PDF 42.4 KB)
VPP 40 Overlays 42.03 Significant Landscape Overlay (PDF 42.2 KB)
VPP 40 Overlays 43 Heritage and Built Form Overlays (PDF 8.9 KB)
VPP 40 Overlays 43.01 Heritage Overlay (PDF 53.2 KB)
VPP 40 Overlays 43.02 Design and Development Overlay (PDF 32.6 KB)
VPP 40 Overlays 43.03 Incorporated Plan Overlay (PDF 23.7 KB)
VPP 40 Overlays 43.04 Development Plan Overlay (PDF 23.4 KB)
VPP 40 Overlays 43.05 Neighbourhood Character Overlay (PDF 30.2 KB)
VPP 40 Overlays 44 Land Management Overlays (PDF 8.9 KB)
VPP 40 Overlays 44.01 Erosion Management Overlay (PDF 45.1 KB)
VPP 40 Overlays 44.02 Salinity Management Overlay (PDF 48.8 KB)
VPP 40 Overlays 44.03 Floodway Overlay (PDF 29.6 KB)
VPP 40 Overlays 44.04 Land Subject to Inundation Overlay (PDF 28.6 KB)
VPP 40 Overlays 44.05 Special Building Overlay (PDF 36.5 KB)
VPP 40 Overlays 44.06 Bushfire Management Overlay (PDF 36.8 KB)
VPP 40 Overlays 44.07 State Resource Overlay (PDF 22.3 KB)
VPP 40 Overlays 45 Other Overlays (PDF 8.8 KB)
VPP 40 Overlays 45.01 Public Acquisition Overlay (PDF 27.0 KB)
VPP 40 Overlays 45.02 Airport Environs Overlay (PDF 26.1 KB)
VPP 40 Overlays 45.03 Environmental Audit Overlay (PDF 22.8 KB)
VPP 40 Overlays 45.04 Road Closure Overlay (PDF 21.1 KB)
VPP 40 Overlays 45.05 Restructure Overlay (PDF 26.0 KB)
VPP 40 Overlays 45.06 Development Contributions Plan Overlay (PDF 23.5 KB)
VPP 40 Overlays 45.07 City Link Project Overlay (PDF 29.8 KB)
VPP 40 Overlays 45.08 Melbourne Airport Environs Overlay (PDF 26.7 KB)
VPP 40 Overlays 45.09 Parking Overlay (PDF 26.4 KB)
VPP 40 Overlays 45.10 Infrastructure Contributions Plan Overlay (PDF 23.8 KB)
VPP 40 Overlays 45.11 Infrastructure Contributions Overlay (PDF 24.4 KB)
VPP 40 Overlays 45.12 Specific Controls Overlay (PDF 21.8 KB)
VPP 50 Particular Provisions 50 Particular Provisions (PDF 10.5 KB)
VPP 50 Particular Provisions 51 Provisions that Apply Only to a Specified Area (PDF 8.9 KB)
VPP 50 Particular Provisions 51.01 Specific Sites and Exclusions (PDF 21.8 KB)
VPP 50 Particular Provisions 51.02 Metropolitan Green Wedge Land: Core Planning Provisions (PDF 32.4 KB)
VPP 50 Particular Provisions 51.03 Upper Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges Strategy Plan (PDF 23.3 KB)
VPP 50 Particular Provisions 51.04 Melbourne Airport Environs Strategy Plan (PDF 10.7 KB)
VPP 50 Particular Provisions 51.05 Williamstown Shipyard Site Strategy Plan (PDF 9.4 KB)
VPP 50 Particular Provisions 52 Provisions that Require, Enable or Exempt a Permit (PDF 9.0 KB)
VPP 50 Particular Provisions 52.01 [No Content] (PDF 8.9 KB)
VPP 50 Particular Provisions 52.02 Easements, Restrictions and Reserves (PDF 24.8 KB)
VPP 50 Particular Provisions 52.03 [No Content] (PDF 8.9 KB)
VPP 50 Particular Provisions 52.04 Satellite Dish (PDF 22.0 KB)
VPP 50 Particular Provisions 52.05 Signs (PDF 65.1 KB)
VPP 50 Particular Provisions 52.06 Car Parking (PDF 165.3 KB)
VPP 50 Particular Provisions 52.07 [No Content] (PDF 8.9 KB)
VPP 50 Particular Provisions 52.08 Earth and Energy Resources Industry (PDF 26.1 KB)
VPP 50 Particular Provisions 52.09 Stone Extraction and Extractive Industry Interest Areas (PDF 29.5 KB)
VPP 50 Particular Provisions 52.10 [No Content] (PDF 8.9 KB)
VPP 50 Particular Provisions 52.11 Home Based Business (PDF 24.8 KB)
VPP 50 Particular Provisions 52.12 Bushfire Protection: Exemptions (PDF 30.2 KB)
VPP 50 Particular Provisions 52.13 2009 Bushfire - Recovery Exemptions (PDF 27.8 KB)
VPP 50 Particular Provisions 52.14 2009 Bushfire - Replacement Buildings (PDF 30.0 KB)
VPP 50 Particular Provisions 52.15 Heliport and Helicopter Landing Site (PDF 28.9 KB)
VPP 50 Particular Provisions 52.16 Native Vegetation Precinct Plan (PDF 45.4 KB)
VPP 50 Particular Provisions 52.17 Native Vegetation (PDF 59.8 KB)
VPP 50 Particular Provisions 52.18 [No Content] (PDF 8.9 KB)
VPP 50 Particular Provisions 52.19 Telecommunications Facility (PDF 28.8 KB)
VPP 50 Particular Provisions 52.20 [No Content] (PDF 8.9 KB)
VPP 50 Particular Provisions 52.21 Private Tennis Court (PDF 24.5 KB)
VPP 50 Particular Provisions 52.22 Crisis Accommodation (PDF 20.8 KB)
VPP 50 Particular Provisions 52.23 Shared Housing (PDF 22.4 KB)
VPP 50 Particular Provisions 52.24 Community Care Unit (PDF 20.8 KB)
VPP 50 Particular Provisions 52.25 Crematorium (PDF 21.2 KB)
VPP 50 Particular Provisions 52.26 [No Content] (PDF 8.9 KB)
VPP 50 Particular Provisions 52.27 Licensed Premises (PDF 25.4 KB)
VPP 50 Particular Provisions 52.28 Gaming (PDF 26.3 KB)
VPP 50 Particular Provisions 52.29 Land Adjacent to a Road Zone, Category 1, or a Public Acquisition Overlay for a Category 1 Road (PDF 25.0 KB)
VPP 50 Particular Provisions 52.30 [No Content] (PDF 8.9 KB)
VPP 50 Particular Provisions 52.31 [No Content] (PDF 8.9 KB)
VPP 50 Particular Provisions 52.32 Wind Energy Facility (PDF 51.6 KB)
VPP 50 Particular Provisions 52.33 Post Boxes and Dry Stone Walls (PDF 21.5 KB)
VPP 50 Particular Provisions 52.34 Bicycle Facilities (PDF 46.1 KB)
VPP 50 Particular Provisions 53 General Requirements and Performance Standards (PDF 8.9 KB)
VPP 50 Particular Provisions 53.01 Public Open Space Contribution and Subdivision (PDF 23.7 KB)
VPP 50 Particular Provisions 53.02 Bushfire Planning (PDF 79.4 KB)
VPP 50 Particular Provisions 53.03 Brothels (PDF 23.5 KB)
VPP 50 Particular Provisions 53.04 Convenience Restaurant and Take Away Food Premises (PDF 24.0 KB)
VPP 50 Particular Provisions 53.05 Freeway Service Centre (PDF 25.1 KB)
VPP 50 Particular Provisions 53.06 Live Music and Entertainment Noise (PDF 27.7 KB)
VPP 50 Particular Provisions 53.07 Shipping Container Storage (PDF 24.1 KB)
VPP 50 Particular Provisions 53.08 Cattle Feedlot (PDF 9.6 KB)
VPP 50 Particular Provisions 53.09 Broiler Farm (PDF 22.2 KB)
VPP 50 Particular Provisions 53.10 Uses With Adverse Amenity Potential (PDF 40.1 KB)
VPP 50 Particular Provisions 53.11 Timber Production (PDF 27.1 KB)
VPP 50 Particular Provisions 53.12 Racing Dog Keeping and Training (PDF 11.8 KB)
VPP 50 Particular Provisions 53.13 Renewable Energy Facility (Other than Wind Energy Facility and Geothermal Energy Extraction) (PDF 37.3 KB)
VPP 50 Particular Provisions 53.14 Resource Recovery (PDF 25.9 KB)
VPP 50 Particular Provisions 53.15 Statement of Underlying Provisions (PDF 11.6 KB)
VPP 50 Particular Provisions 54 One Dwelling on a Lot (PDF 24.0 KB)
VPP 50 Particular Provisions 54.01 Neighbourhood and Site Description and Design Response (PDF 24.8 KB)
VPP 50 Particular Provisions 54.02 Neighbourhood Character (PDF 21.8 KB)
VPP 50 Particular Provisions 54.03 Site Layout and Building Massing (PDF 33.4 KB)
VPP 50 Particular Provisions 54.04 Amenity Impacts (PDF 135.5 KB)
VPP 50 Particular Provisions 54.05 On-Site Amenity and Facilities (PDF 76.0 KB)
VPP 50 Particular Provisions 54.06 Detailed Design (PDF 25.6 KB)
VPP 50 Particular Provisions 55 Two or More Dwellings on a Lot and Residential Buildings (PDF 28.0 KB)
VPP 50 Particular Provisions 55.01 Neighbourhood and Site Description and Design Response (PDF 24.9 KB)
VPP 50 Particular Provisions 55.02 Neighbourhood Character and Infrastructure (PDF 27.1 KB)
VPP 50 Particular Provisions 55.03 Site Layout and Building Massing (PDF 40.2 KB)
VPP 50 Particular Provisions 55.04 Amenity Impacts (PDF 136.8 KB)
VPP 50 Particular Provisions 55.05 On-Site Amenity and Facilities (PDF 78.6 KB)
VPP 50 Particular Provisions 55.06 Detailed Design (PDF 27.2 KB)
VPP 50 Particular Provisions 55.07 Apartment Developments (PDF 63.3 KB)
VPP 50 Particular Provisions 56 Residential Subdivision (PDF 25.2 KB)
VPP 50 Particular Provisions 56.01 Subdivision Site and Context Description and Design Response (PDF 26.4 KB)
VPP 50 Particular Provisions 56.02 Policy Implementation (PDF 9.9 KB)
VPP 50 Particular Provisions 56.03 Livable and Sustainable Communities (PDF 28.2 KB)
VPP 50 Particular Provisions 56.04 Lot Design (PDF 31.1 KB)
VPP 50 Particular Provisions 56.05 Urban Landscape (PDF 28.3 KB)
VPP 50 Particular Provisions 56.06 Access and Mobility Management (PDF 60.4 KB)
VPP 50 Particular Provisions 56.07 Integrated Water Management (PDF 27.8 KB)
VPP 50 Particular Provisions 56.08 Site Management (PDF 21.6 KB)
VPP 50 Particular Provisions 56.09 Utilities (PDF 25.0 KB)
VPP 50 Particular Provisions 57 [No Content] (PDF 8.9 KB)
VPP 50 Particular Provisions 58 Apartment Developments (PDF 24.1 KB)
VPP 50 Particular Provisions 58.01 Urban Context Report and Design Response (PDF 24.9 KB)
VPP 50 Particular Provisions 58.02 Urban Context (PDF 25.4 KB)
VPP 50 Particular Provisions 58.03 Site Layout (PDF 42.7 KB)
VPP 50 Particular Provisions 58.04 Amenity Impacts (PDF 32.2 KB)
VPP 50 Particular Provisions 58.05 On-Site Amenity and Facilities (PDF 33.4 KB)
VPP 50 Particular Provisions 58.06 Detailed Design (PDF 25.3 KB)
VPP 50 Particular Provisions 58.07 Internal Amenity (PDF 29.6 KB)
VPP 50 Particular Provisions 59 Vicsmart Applications and Requirements (PDF 9.0 KB)
VPP 50 Particular Provisions 59.01 Realign the Common Boundary Between Two Lots (PDF 27.0 KB)
VPP 50 Particular Provisions 59.02 Subdivision of Buildings and Car Parking Spaces (PDF 27.0 KB)
VPP 50 Particular Provisions 59.03 Front Fence in a Residential Zone (PDF 22.0 KB)
VPP 50 Particular Provisions 59.04 Buildings and Works in a Zone (Except a Rural Zone) (PDF 26.2 KB)
VPP 50 Particular Provisions 59.05 Buildings and Works in an Overlay (PDF 24.3 KB)
VPP 50 Particular Provisions 59.06 Remove, Destroy or Lop a Tree (PDF 24.2 KB)
VPP 50 Particular Provisions 59.07 Applications Under a Heritage Overlay (PDF 25.2 KB)
VPP 50 Particular Provisions 59.08 Applications Under a Special Building Overlay (PDF 24.4 KB)
VPP 50 Particular Provisions 59.09 Signs (PDF 24.6 KB)
VPP 50 Particular Provisions 59.10 Car Parking (PDF 25.1 KB)
VPP 50 Particular Provisions 59.11 [No Content] (PDF 8.9 KB)
VPP 50 Particular Provisions 59.12 Two Lot Subdivision in a Rural Zone (PDF 24.1 KB)
VPP 50 Particular Provisions 59.13 Buildings and Works in a Rural Zone (PDF 24.9 KB)
VPP 50 Particular Provisions 59.14 Extension to one Dwelling on a Lot in a Residential Zone (PDF 36.8 KB)
VPP 50 Particular Provisions 59.15 Local Vicsmart Applications (PDF 21.5 KB)
VPP 50 Particular Provisions 59.16 Information Requirements and Decision Guidelines for Local Vicsmart Applications (PDF 9.4 KB)
VPP 60 General Provisions 60 General Provisions (PDF 9.1 KB)
VPP 60 General Provisions 61 [No Content] (PDF 8.9 KB)
VPP 60 General Provisions 62 General Exemptions (PDF 8.9 KB)
VPP 60 General Provisions 62.01 Uses not Requiring a Permit (PDF 21.9 KB)
VPP 60 General Provisions 62.02 Buildings and Works (PDF 31.3 KB)
VPP 60 General Provisions 62.03 Events on Public Land (PDF 21.2 KB)
VPP 60 General Provisions 62.04 Subdivisions not Requiring a Permit (PDF 22.7 KB)
VPP 60 General Provisions 62.05 Demolition (PDF 9.2 KB)
VPP 60 General Provisions 63 Existing Uses (PDF 8.9 KB)
VPP 60 General Provisions 63.01 Extent of Existing Use Rights (PDF 21.1 KB)
VPP 60 General Provisions 63.02 Characterisation of Use (PDF 9.5 KB)
VPP 60 General Provisions 63.03 Effect of Definitions on Existing Use Rights (PDF 9.3 KB)
VPP 60 General Provisions 63.04 Section 1 Uses (PDF 9.2 KB)
VPP 60 General Provisions 63.05 Sections 2 And 3 Uses (PDF 21.1 KB)
VPP 60 General Provisions 63.06 Expiration of Existing Use Rights (PDF 20.7 KB)
VPP 60 General Provisions 63.07 Compliance With Codes of Practice (PDF 22.2 KB)
VPP 60 General Provisions 63.08 Alternative Use (PDF 9.4 KB)
VPP 60 General Provisions 63.09 Shop Conditions (PDF 20.6 KB)
VPP 60 General Provisions 63.10 Damaged or Destroyed Buildings or Works (PDF 9.4 KB)
VPP 60 General Provisions 63.11 Proof of Continuous Use (PDF 21.3 KB)
VPP 60 General Provisions 63.12 Decision Guidelines (PDF 9.4 KB)
VPP 60 General Provisions 64 General Provisions for Use and Development of Land (PDF 8.9 KB)
VPP 60 General Provisions 64.01 Land Used for More than one Use (PDF 9.2 KB)
VPP 60 General Provisions 64.02 Land Used in Conjunction With Another Use (PDF 20.7 KB)
VPP 60 General Provisions 64.03 Subdivision of Land in More Than One Zone (PDF 21.2 KB)
VPP 60 General Provisions 65 Decision Guidelines (PDF 9.3 KB)
VPP 60 General Provisions 65.01 Approval of an Application or Plan (PDF 21.9 KB)
VPP 60 General Provisions 65.02 Approval of an Application to Subdivide Land (PDF 22.3 KB)
VPP 60 General Provisions 66 Referral and Notice Provisions (PDF 11.8 KB)
VPP 60 General Provisions 66.01 Subdivision Referrals (PDF 32.4 KB)
VPP 60 General Provisions 66.02 Use and Development Referrals (PDF 45.8 KB)
VPP 60 General Provisions 66.03 Referral of Permit Applications Under Other State Standard Provisions (PDF 31.9 KB)
VPP 60 General Provisions 66.04 Referral of Permit Applications Under Local Provisions (PDF 9.7 KB)
VPP 60 General Provisions 66.05 Notice of Permit Applications Under State Standard Provisions (PDF 27.9 KB)
VPP 60 General Provisions 66.06 Notice of Permit Applications Under Local Provisions (PDF 9.5 KB)
VPP 60 General Provisions 67 Applications Under Section 96 of the Act (PDF 9.2 KB)
VPP 60 General Provisions 67.01 Exemptions From Section 96(1) and 96(2) of the Act (PDF 9.9 KB)
VPP 60 General Provisions 67.02 Notice Requirements (PDF 21.2 KB)
VPP 60 General Provisions 67.03 Notice Requirements - Native Vegetation (PDF 10.8 KB)
VPP 60 General Provisions 67.04 Notice Exemption (PDF 9.3 KB)
VPP 70 Operational Provisions 70 Operational Provisions (PDF 9.2 KB)
VPP 70 Operational Provisions 71 Operation of this Planning Scheme (PDF 8.9 KB)
VPP 70 Operational Provisions 71.01 Operation of the Municipal Planning Strategy (PDF 21.5 KB)
VPP 70 Operational Provisions 71.02 Operation of the Planning Policy Framework (PDF 13.3 KB)
VPP 70 Operational Provisions 71.03 Operation of Zones (PDF 10.2 KB)
VPP 70 Operational Provisions 71.04 Operation of Overlays (PDF 9.7 KB)
VPP 70 Operational Provisions 71.05 Operation of Particular Provisions (PDF 9.3 KB)
VPP 70 Operational Provisions 71.06 Operation of Vicsmart Applications and Process (PDF 24.5 KB)
VPP 70 Operational Provisions 72 Administration and Enforcement of This Planning Scheme (PDF 9.0 KB)
VPP 70 Operational Provisions 72.01 Responsible Authority for this Planning Scheme (PDF 22.1 KB)
VPP 70 Operational Provisions 72.02 What Area is Covered by this Planning Scheme? (PDF 9.2 KB)
VPP 70 Operational Provisions 72.03 What Does this Planning Scheme Consist of? (PDF 23.1 KB)
VPP 70 Operational Provisions 72.04 Documents Incorporated in this Planning Scheme (PDF 18.0 KB)
VPP 70 Operational Provisions 72.05 When did this Planning Scheme Begin? (PDF 9.1 KB)
VPP 70 Operational Provisions 72.06 Effect of this Planning Scheme (PDF 9.4 KB)
VPP 70 Operational Provisions 72.07 Determination of Boundaries (PDF 9.3 KB)
VPP 70 Operational Provisions 72.08 Background Documents (PDF 25.4 KB)
VPP 70 Operational Provisions 73 Meaning of Terms (PDF 20.8 KB)
VPP 70 Operational Provisions 73.01 General Terms (PDF 44.2 KB)
VPP 70 Operational Provisions 73.02 Sign Terms (PDF 16.1 KB)
VPP 70 Operational Provisions 73.03 Land Use Terms (PDF 104.8 KB)
VPP 70 Operational Provisions 73.04 Nesting Diagrams (PDF 69.3 KB)
VPP NA NA List of Amendments to the Victoria Planning Provisions (PDF 159.6 KB)

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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