Greenfields

Since 2006, the Victorian Planning Authority (VPA) has been planning new suburbs across greater Melbourne. When designing a suburb, our philosophy is that the area must have great amenity, including ample open space, community facilities and bustling neighbourhoods.

To do this, we ensure that each community has its own local town centre to cater for everyday shopping and grocery needs, local services and employment as well as an integrated network of parks linked by pedestrian and cycle paths.

In addition, our plans for new walkable suburbs include land that is reserved for future schools, community centres, sports precincts and bus services, so future residents live in lively suburbs with world-class services and infrastructure.

Finally, we make a concerted effort to weave in key environmental features into development plans, incorporating each area’s unique topography into its design. We protect an area’s cultural heritage by preserving places of spiritual significance to the local traditional owners and retaining and reusing key post-contact buildings and landmarks.

We have completed 70 Precinct Structure Plans (PSPs) for new communities and a couple of industrial areas in the municipalities of Cardinia, Casey, Hume, Melton, Mitchell, Whittlesea, Wyndham and Latrobe City.

The VPA will continue to plan Melbourne’s new greenfields suburbs into the future consistent with Plan Melbourne 2017 – 2050, to ensure land within the urban growth boundary offers a diverse range of efficient and affordable housing options. Under the Streamlining for Growth program the VPA now facilitates assistance with the subdivision approvals process and provides support in greenfield growth areas to ensure and gets to market in a timely manner.

Importantly, the VPA is also busy planning for growth in strategic locations in our established suburbs and growing regional areas to sensitively support growth near jobs and infrastructure.

Infrastructure Contributions Plans

The Infrastructure Contributions Plan (ICP) system has been revised to improve the method for securing land for public purposes.

Streamlining for Growth

You can read more about the program and how to apply for the Streamlining for Growth program here.

Current Work Program

You can download a Precinct Structure Plans – February 2019 (PDF) status map here.

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Aviators Field Precinct Structure Plan

Aviators Field Precinct Structure Plan The Victorian Planning Authority (VPA) will prepare the Aviators Field […]

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Beveridge Central Infrastructure Contributions Plan

Amendment C145 to the Mitchell Planning Scheme The Victorian Planning Authority (VPA), in consultation with […]

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Beveridge North West Precinct Structure Plan

Beveridge North West Precinct Structure Plan Beveridge North West has been identified as a project […]

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Casey Fields South Precinct Structure Plan

Casey Fields South Precinct Structure Plan The Victorian Planning Authority (VPA) will be preparing an […]

Craigieburn West Precinct Structure Plan

Craigieburn West Precinct Structure Plan The Victorian Planning Authority (VPA) and City of Hume are […]

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Croskell Precinct Structure Plan (Casey Central)

Croskell Precinct Structure Plan (Casey Central) The Victorian Planning Authority (VPA) will be preparing an Amendment […]

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Kororoit Precinct Structure Plan (Part 2)

Kororoit Precinct Structure Plan (Part 2) Kororoit Precinct Structure Plan (Part 2) is located in […]

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Merrifield North Employment Precinct Structure Plan

Merrifield North Employment Precinct Structure Plan The Victorian Planning Authority (VPA) will prepare the Merrifield […]

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Minta Farm Infrastructure Contributions Plan

Amendment C269 to the Casey Planning Scheme The Victorian Planning Authority (VPA), in consultation with […]

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Officer South Employment PSP

Officer South Employment Precinct Structure Plan The Officer South Employment precinct is located approximately 45km […]

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Pakenham East Precinct Structure Plan

Amendment C234 to the Cardinia Shire Planning Scheme Pakenham East has been identified as a […]

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Precinct Structure Planning Guidelines

Guidelines for Precinct Structure Planning in Melbourne’s Greenfields 2020 The Guidelines for Precinct Structure Planning […]

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PSP 2.o

PSP 2.o The PSP 2.o process sets aspirational targets including co-design of the Precinct Structure […]

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Shenstone Park Precinct Structure Plan

Shenstone Park Precinct Structure Plan Shenstone Park Precinct Structure Plan has been identified as a […]

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Sunbury South and Lancefield Road Infrastructure Contributions Plan

Amendment C243hume to the Hume Planning Scheme The Victorian Planning Authority (VPA) is working with […]

Wallan East (Part 1) Precinct Structure Plan

Wallan East (Part 1) Precinct Structure Plan Wallan East Precinct Structure Plan has been identified […]

Wallan South Precinct Structure Plan

Wallan South Precinct Structure Plan Wallan South Precinct Structure Plan has been identified as a […]

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Werribee Junction Precinct Structure Plan

Werribee Junction Precinct Structure Plan The Werribee Junction Precinct Structure Plan area was identified as […]

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