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

Graphical representation of Victoria with regional projects highlighted

Graphical representation of Victoria with VPA regional projects

Regional

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 PSP

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

Aerial View Of The Bendigo Town Centre

Bendigo Regional Employment Precinct

The Victorian Planning Authority (VPA) is working with City of Greater Bendigo to prepare a […]

East of Aberline PSP

East of Aberline Precinct Structure Plan The Victorian Planning Authority (VPA), in partnership with Warrnambool […]

Merrimu Precinct

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

Parwan Employment Precinct

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

Parwan Precinct

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

Shepparton South East PSP

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

Wonthaggi North East PSP

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

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