Planning Permit Activity Reporting System (PPARS)
An Integrated Online Reporting System for Victoria
PPARS is an online system which supports the automated collection of permit activity monthly returns from 80 Victorian responsible authorities and standardised automated reporting. Data has been collected electronically since July 2007.
The centrally stored data enables analysis to be carried out to inform planning decisions, measure outcomes and improve services. The standardisation of data supports comparative analysis across councils and regions, and enables the creation of customised reports on virtually any data fields or sets.
Trends can be analysed at various levels; by planning scheme, by metropolitan or rural areas, by selected scheme groupings or aggregated to a Victoria-wide picture of planning activity.
Information collected from each council area includes:
- what the permit applications are for
- the value of the works proposed
- how long they take to be processed
- how many are advertised
- how many have been referred to other agencies
- how many objections have been received
- trends in the numbers of applications and outcomes
- and much more…
Data may also be exported and integrated with other planning data for spatial analysis and preparation of detailed maps and interactive displays.
Data Dictionary for the Planning Permit Activity Reporting System
The data dictionary standardises the recording of planning data by councils once necessary changes to council software systems are made. See the information sheet below for more information.
Responsible Authority Requirements documentation (technical guide)
In conjunction with the data dictionary, the responsible authority requirements documentation provides the project and technical guidance to council system vendors to enable them to create a project plan that meets the PPAR objectives, and to write a functional specification to allow their systems to interoperate with PPARS. It defines an XML/Schema which allows the data to be transported from the council system to PPARS.contact the PPARS team
PPARS Frequently Asked Questions
The following document is designed to answer the most common queries made regarding the use and funtionality of the Planning Permit Activity Reporting System.
PPARS FAQs v4.02 (PDF - 230 KB)
PPARS Newsletter February 2013 (PDF - 551 KB)
PPARS Newsletter October 2012 (PDF - 551 KB)
PPARS Newsletter July 2012 (PDF - 551 KB)
PPARS Newsletter February 2012 (PDF - 565 KB)
PPARS Newsletter December 2011 (PDF - 323 KB)
PPARS Newsletter June 2011 (PDF - 523 KB)
PPARS Newsletter April 2011 (PDF - 1.1 MB)
PPARS Newsletter December 2010 (PDF - 751 KB)
PPARS Newsletter July 2010 (PDF - 148 KB)
Introducing regular planning permit activity reporting in VictoriaPart A Report prepared by Sinclair Knight Merz on behalf of DPCD and MAV, April 2005
SKM Stage 2a report summary - Planning Permit Activity Report (PDF - 251 KB)
SKM Stage 2a report - Planning Permit Activity Report (PDF - 310 KB)