Open Data

Open Data Platform

The Australian and Victorian Governments both promote and encourage public access to public data.  Access to public data supports research, education, planning and promotes innovation.  However, not all government data is suitable for release, for a range of privacy, confidentiality and other reasons.

The DataVic Access Policy was developed by the Victorian Government in recognition of the benefits of open data. A full copy of the Data policies and standards is available here.

Many planning related spatial datasets (including Planning Zones, Urban Growth Boundary and Cadastral Information) are maintained by Department of Transport and Planning (DTP) and are available at the Data Vic website here

In line with the Data Vic Access Policy, the Victorian Planning Authority (VPA) is committed to providing free, open data.  The VPA currently have available spatial datasets representing the Greenfield Precinct Structure Plan Boundaries and Approved Precinct Structure Plan Land Use data.  A detailed description of the Spatial Data Description – Melbourne’s Greenfields Precinct Structure Plans (PDF) is available here.


Although the Greenfields Precinct Structure Plan data has been generated with care by the VPA from the original Precinct Structure Plans, no warranty, expressed or implied, is made regarding accuracy, adequacy, completeness, legality, reliability or usefulness of any information. The information is provided on an “as is” basis. All warranties of any kind, express or implied, including but not limited to the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, freedom from contamination by computer viruses and non-infringement of proprietary rights are disclaimed.

To the fullest extent permitted by law, any user of the Greenfields Precinct Structure Plan data shall indemnify and hold harmless the VPA (being the Growth Areas Authority trading as the Victorian Planning Authority, and any successor organisations) from any claim, loss, damage, injury, or liability of any kind (including, without limitation, incidental and consequential damages, court costs, attorney’s fees and costs of investigation), that arises directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from that user’s use of this data, including any secondary or derivative use of the information provided.

Should you identify what you believe is an error in the data the VPA would appreciate being notified by email to:

Changes may be periodically made to the information herein; these changes may or may not be incorporated in any new version published on the VPA’s website. Users will not be notified of the availability of updated versions of the data. It is recommended that the user regularly check the VPA website to ensure that the latest version of the data is downloaded and used.

If you have obtained this data from a source other than the VPA website, be aware that electronic data can be altered subsequent to original distribution or may have been superseded by a later version.

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