Series VPRS 16203
New Format Planning Scheme Maps based on the Victoria Planning Provisions
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Date Range: Series 1997 - cont
  Series in Custody 1997 - 2008
  Contents 1997 - 2008
Public Access: Open
Location: North Melbourne
Format of Records: Physical
 
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Date Range Agency Title Agency Number
1997 - 2002 Department of Infrastructure VA 3971
2002 - 2007 Department of Sustainability and Environment VA 4554
2007 - cont Department of Planning and Community Development VA 4838
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2007 - cont Department of Planning and Community Development VA 4838
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  • How to use the Records
    Researchers may identify the required planning scheme maps by reference to the consignment details.
    For relevant planning scheme ordinances, refer to VPRS 16223.

  • Function / Content
    The Planning and Environment (Planning Schemes) Act 1996, an amendment to the Planning and Environment Act 1987, enabled the reform of the structure of planning schemes in Victoria, provided for the preparation of municipal strategic statements and provided for the making of the Victoria Planning Provisions (VPP).

    The Victoria Planning Provisions form the basis of a consistent and co-ordinated framework for planning schemes in Victoria. Under the provisions of the legislation, local councils were required to prepare new-format planning schemes based on the structure and content of the Victoria Planning Provisions (located in VPRS 16204).

    A Ministerial Direction to all planning authorities on "The Form and Content of Planning Schemes" provided guidance in the preparation of the VPP based planning schemes.

    The components of the Victoria Planning Provisions were:

    - Objectives of planning in Victoria
    - Purposes of this planning scheme
    - Table of Contents
    - User guide
    - State Planning Policy Framework
    - Standard zones
    - Overlays
    - Particular Provisions
    - General Provisions
    - Definitions
    - Incorporated Documents
    - List of Amendments.

    The Local Planning Policy Framework component - comprising of the Municipal Strategic Statement and specific local policies set a local and strategic policy context for the municipality.

    The exhibited new format planning scheme maps applied the standardised zones and overlays selected from the Victoria Planning Provisions. (Refer to VPRS 16223).

    Following the review and restructure of local government in Victoria and the subsequent reduction in the number of local government municipalities (1994-1995), some newly created councils prepared Amalgamation Amendments in order to consolidate all planning schemes within their restructured municipal boundaries. Former planning schemes were re-titled as chapters of an amalgamated planning scheme. Alternatively, councils became the responsible authority for the operation of existing planning schemes within a restructured local government area.

    Researchers may refer to "New Patterns in Local Government: A guide to Victoria's new councils", published by Office of Local Government, September 1995 (available at PROV's Reading Room at North Melbourne).

    Refer to VPRS 16204 Amalgamation Amendments / Ordinance.
    Refer to VPRS 16155 Amalgamation Amendments / Maps.

    The VPP format planning schemes are based on the municipalities created following the restructure of local government in Victoria.

    During the period 1997-1998 all new format VPP-based planning schemes were placed on public exhibition with the Department of Infrastructure (D.O.I.). Following the requisite public exhibition period the exhibited documents were retained by the D.O.I. and subsequently by the Built Environment Division of the Department of Sustainability and Environment.

  • Recordkeeping System
    Related planning scheme ordinances are filed separately in VPRS 16223.

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