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 The Victorian Planning Authority (VPA) has prepared Amendment C106mith […]

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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 […]

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Craigieburn West Precinct Structure Plan

Craigieburn West Precinct Structure Plan The Victorian Planning Authority (VPA) is working closely with Hume City […]

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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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Donnybrook-Woodstock Infrastructure Contributions Plan

Amendment GC102 to the Mitchell and Whittlesea Planning Schemes The Victorian Planning Authority (VPA), in […]

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Donnybrook-Woodstock Precinct Structure Plan and ‘Interim’ Infrastructure Contributions Plan

Amendment GC28 to the Whittlesea and Mitchell Planning Schemes The Donnybrook-Woodstock Precinct Structure Plan was […]

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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 Precinct Structure Plan

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 The Pakenham East Precinct Structure Plan has […]

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Quandong Precinct Structure Plan

Quandong Precinct Structure Plan The Quandong Precinct Structure Plan will be prepared by Wyndham City […]

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Review of Structure Planning Guidelines

The current Precinct Structure Planning Guidelines (2009) provide guidance on the integrated planning of new […]

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Shenstone Park Precinct Structure Plan

The Victorian Planning Authority (VPA) has prepared Amendment C241wsea to the City of Whittlesea Planning […]

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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 […]

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Wallan South and Wallan East (Part 1)

Wallan South and Wallan East (Part 1) Precinct Structure Plan The Victorian Planning Authority (VPA) […]

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Werribee Junction Precinct Structure Plan

The Werribee Junction Precinct Structure Plan area was identified as a ‘logical inclusion’ within the […]

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