VPA Business Plan 2022/2023

The Minister for Planning has approved our Victorian Planning Authority – Business Plan 2022/2023 (PDF).

The goal of our work is to translate state-wide policy for growth and jobs into clear spatial planning directions to enable development of prosperous, liveable and sustainable communities for current and future generations.

We launched the Victorian Planning Authority – Strategic Plan 2021-2024 (PDF) in August 2021 to guide us in delivery of this goal. The plan outlines our values, purpose, pillars and priorities and consolidates our role as the Victorian Government’s lead urban growth planning agency. It also articulates our role as a trusted problem solver and expert advisor – we facilitate land use and infrastructure solutions and bring delivery-informed insights to urban policy and projects.  

Our work program is driven by our strategic pillars and priorities. We aim to maximise our impact by directing our work towards places of state and regional significance, where we contribute to economic recovery and balanced growth – and where we have the authorising environment to deliver. 

In 2022/23 the Minister for Planning has directed us to implement government policy and to advance precinct structure plans (PSPs) in metropolitan Melbourne and the regions. We have also been asked to focus on accountability, transparency and financial sustainability. Our strategic plan will guide us as we deliver on these directions. 

Our focus in 2022/23 will be: 

  • Deliver our Priority Program: Our top priority is to progress projects that are state or regionally significant and have substantial economic stimulus benefits. To do this we will transition from our existing Fast Track Program to our new Priority Program.
  • Unlock land to boost housing supply, choice and affordability: We are working towards clear targets in Melbourne’s growth suburbs – to maintain 15 years’ supply of zoned PSP land and facilitate 50,000 new homes by early 2023.
  • Plan for Commonwealth Games legacy infrastructure: Work with our state government and local council partners to identify and progress planning projects that will support delivery of key Games infrastructure assets and maximise legacy benefits.
  • Continue our PSP reform process: Continue to reform PSP processes and outcomes to ensure best practice plans that lead to new liveable, resilient communities.
  • Support infrastructure coordination and integration: Explore new models to help better coordinate land use and infrastructure planning.
  • Develop clear pipelines of work: Work to secure forward pipelines of work and a strong authorising environment for the work we undertake, with a focus on activity centres and urban renewal areas in Melbourne and in fast-growing regional cities.
  • Work towards financial sustainability: Advocate for new funding models that will enable us to deliver our large pipeline of work into the future.
  • Create a flexible and hybrid workplace: Continue to invest in the development of our approach to hybrid working.

For more information, refer to Victorian Planning Authority – Business Plan 2022/2023 (PDF).

Previous Business Plans

You can view a PDF version of our previous Business Plans in the links below: