Victoria has proven to be a very desirable place to live, with more and more people choosing to make our great state their home.

However, while the population of Melbourne is booming, growth in regional Victoria is occurring at a slower pace, with 23% of Victorian residents now living in our regions, down from 28% in 1996.

Ensuring regional Victoria attracts a greater share of new residents is a key initiative in Plan Melbourne that will deliver productivity and social benefits to the whole state. The growth of regional centres will create greater employment opportunities, improved health and education services, and more choices for Victorians about where they live and work.

To ensure our regional towns and cities are successful in attracting new residents, the VPA works closely with local councils to identify development and investment initiatives. Furthermore, we assist with the processing of planning applications for strategic sites, so that development can occur in a timely fashion. In recent times, the VPA has had direct planning involvement in Warragul, Drouin, Wodonga, Shepparton, Bacchus Marsh and Torquay.

Our regional towns and cities add vibrancy to our state and play a key role in boosting tourism. We are confident that with the right planning, Victoria’s regions will undergo strong growth into the future.

Streamlining for Growth

The VPA recently announced its Streamlining for Growth program. You can read more about the Program and how to apply by clicking here.

Current Work Program

Bacchus Marsh Urban Growth Framework

Amendment C81 to the Moorabool Shire Planning Scheme The Victorian Planning Authority and Moorabool Shire […]

Leneva-Baranduda Precinct Structure Plan

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Plan Greater Bendigo

Plan Greater Bendigo Plan Greater Bendigo is the first stage of implementing the Loddon Mallee […]

Shepparton North East Precinct Structure Plan

Direction from Planning Panels Victoria All submissions received by the VPA were referred to an […]

Shepparton South East Precinct Structure Plan

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

Spring Creek Precinct Structure Plan

Spring Creek Precinct Structure Plan The VPA is working closely with Surf Coast Shire Council […]

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