Victoria’s Reformed Zones

12/09/2013 2:23 pm

 

Planning zones in Victoria have been reformed to ensure they are still relevant and adequately reflect the aspirations of all Victorians. New and amendment zones were approved by the Minister for Planning.

The zone reforms have:

  • simplified requirements
  • allowed a broader range of activites to be considered
  • improved the ranges of zones to better manage growth
The Government has approved changes to Victoria's residential, commercial, industrial and rural zones as listed below.

The new zones have been introduced in stages via a number of amendments:

  • Amendment V8 - Three new residential zones were introduced into the Victorian Planning Provisions by Amendment V8, gazetted on 1 July 2013.
  • Amendment VC100 - The three amended residential zones, two new commercial zones and three amended industrial zones were introduced into the Victoria Planning Provisions and planning schemes by Amendment VC100, gazetted on 15 July 2013.
  • Amendment VC103 - The reformed rural zones were introduced into the Victoria Planning Provisions and planning schemes by Amendment VC103, gazetted on 5 September 2013.