Smart Planning has released a discussion paper canvassing substantial reforms to Victoria’s planning system through proposed changes to the Victoria Planning Provisions (VPP).

The Discussion Paper
The Victorian Government is seeking feedback on the discussion paper’s proposed reforms, which aim to simplify and improve the operation of the VPP, and lay foundations for further future transformative initiatives. The reforms are grouped into five themes:
· A simpler VPP structure with VicSmart assessment built in
· An integrated planning policy framework
· Assessment pathways for simple proposals
· Smarter planning scheme drafting
· Improve specific provisions.

Have your say
Feedback on the discussion paper closes at 5 pm on Friday 24 November. You can find out more, download the discussion paper and provide feedback by visiting Engage Victoria -https://engage.vic.gov.au/reform-victoria-planning-provisions

The feedback received will inform the scope of a reform package that is expected to be delivered in mid-2018.

For further info email smart.planning@delwp.vic.gov.au.