Organisational Structure

The Victorian Planning Authority plans in a number of different areas across Victoria. These functions are reflected in the organisation’s team structures.

The organisation is broken into six teams, outlined below. You can read about the VPA’s leadership team here.

Melbourne Renewal Precincts

The Melbourne Renewal Precincts group supports the Victorian Government’s policy of delivering local jobs and 70 per cent of housing growth within established Melbourne. The group works in priority (transport and business) precincts and other significant areas (NEICs, activity centres, strategic sites) to deliver city-shaping liveability and economic outcomes for a growing Melbourne.

Outer Melbourne

The Outer Melbourne group focusses on unlocking innovative and timely development outcomes in Melbourne’s greenfields growth corridors. The group partners with local councils and state agencies to plan for high quality, liveable communities that integrate transport, jobs, housing, town centres, open space, community facilities, biodiversity and heritage values.


The Regional group works outside Melbourne’s Urban Growth Boundary, particularly in Victoria’s key regional cities and rapidly growing towns within Melbourne’s peri-urban area. The group partners with councils and other government agencies to deliver spatial planning solutions that reflect the diversity, strengths and aspirations of regional communities.

Infrastructure, Strategy & Planning

The Infrastructure, Strategy & Planning (ISP) group delivers expert advice to drive implementation of the VPA’s work program, broker infrastructure advice and solutions to support growth in VPA-planned areas, build and strengthen partnerships and influence and advocate for reform.

People & Performance

The People and Performance group focuses on strengthening the capability, performance and culture of the organisation. It leads the VPA’s efforts to maintain a motivated and high-performing workforce and provides accurate analysis, measurement and reporting on the outputs of our work.  The group also has responsibility for the Streamlining for Growth, Transition to Cost Recovery and Partnered Delivery programs.  Support to the broader organisation is delivered through the group’s digital, spatial and visualisation capabilities and key corporate areas of finance, risk and compliance, information technology, executive services, governance, organisational policy and the VPA’s project management framework.

Chief Financial Officer and Board Secretary

The Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Board Secretary ensures that the Board, the Risk and Audit and Executive Remuneration, People and Culture committees are supported and operate efficiently.  The CFO also has the responsibility of approving the annual budget, financial results and long term financial sustainability program.