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.