Regional

The Regional Victoria & Commonwealth Games Support group delivers spatial planning solutions for housing and jobs to manage growth in Victoria’s key regional cities and rapidly growing towns within Melbourne’s peri-urban area.

The 2026 Commonwealth Games is an additional priority to identify and deliver planning projects that assist delivery of Commonwealth Games infrastructure and leverage its legacy.

The team responds to record levels of housing demand being experienced in many locations, by aiming to sequence growth to where there is infrastructure to support it and assist councils to maximise the benefits the Commonwealth Games.

Streamlining for Growth

The Streamlining for Growth Program is funded by the Victorian State Government and managed by the Victorian Planning Authority.  It aims to provide support and capacity building for councils.  You can read more about regional projects funded through the Streamlining for Growth program here.

Infrastructure in regional Victoria

The Victorian Planning Authority is working on two important projects to simplify the way financial contributions towards local infrastructure are identified and to help improve how existing contributions plans are implemented.

Collaborating with 16 local councils, the VPA is supporting the implementation of existing Development Contributions Plans through the Regional DCP Toolkit project.

Working with representatives from local government and industry, the VPA is preparing a new and improved way for councils to collect contributions through the Regional Infrastructure Contributions Plan project.

Current Work Program

Ballarat Station Southside Precinct Master Plan

Ballarat Station Southside Precinct Master Plan The Victorian Planning Authority (VPA) is creating the Ballarat Station […]

Bannockburn South East Precinct Structure Plan

Bannockburn South East Precinct Structure Plan The Victorian Planning Authority (VPA) is working in partnership […]

Bannockburn Shire Hall facade

Bannockburn South West Precinct

Bannockburn South West Precinct Bannockburn South West Precinct is now being considered as part of […]

Landscape shot of the road to Warrnambool

East of Aberline Precinct Structure Plan

East of Aberline Precinct Structure Plan The Victorian Planning Authority (VPA) is assisting Warrnambool City […]

Aerial image of the Merrimu Precinct

Merrimu Precinct

Merrimu Precinct Structure Plan The Victorian Planning Authority (VPA) is working with Moorabool Shire Council […]

Parwan Employment precinct map, described below

Parwan Employment Precinct (PEP)

Parwan Employment Precinct Development Plan The Victorian Planning Authority (VPA) is working with Moorabool Shire […]

Parwan Employment precinct map, described below

Parwan Station Precinct

Parwan Station Precinct The Victorian Planning Authority (VPA) is working with Moorabool Shire Council to […]

Aerial image of the Portland harbour

Portland Framework Plan

Portland Strategic Framework Plan The Victorian Planning Authority (VPA) in partnership with Glenelg Shire Council […]

Shepparton South East precinct map, described below

Shepparton South East Precinct Structure Plan

Shepparton South East Precinct Structure Plan The Victorian Planning Authority (VPA), in consultation with Greater […]

Spring Creek precinct map, described below

Spring Creek Precinct Structure Plan

Spring Creek Precinct Structure Plan The Victorian Planning Authority (VPA) is working closely with Surf […]

External image of parklands in Wonthaggi

Wonthaggi North East Precinct Structure Plan

Wonthaggi North East Precinct Structure Plan   The Wonthaggi North East Precinct Structure Plan (PDF) will guide […]

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