List of practice and advisory notes

This page lists all current planning practice notes and all advisory notes in alphabetical order.

Alternatively, view the notes displayed in numerical order, in accessible Word format or displayed in subject groupings with a brief summary of what each note is about.

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Practice Notes

PPN56: Activity Centre Zone, September 2009 (PDF - 539 KB)
PPN63: Applying for a planning permit to farm chickens, December 2012 (PDF - 330 KB)
PPN11: Applying for a planning permit under the flood provisions - a guide for councils, referral authorities and applicants, August 2000 (PDF - 182 KB)
PPN12: Applying the flood provisions in planning schemes - a guide for councils, November 2012 (PDF - 1.1 MB)
PPN01: Applying the Heritage Overlay, September 2012 (PDF - 339 KB)
PPN23: Applying the Incorporated Plan and Development Plan Overlays, January 2003 (PDF - 243 KB)
PPN78: Applying the Residential Zones, December 2013 (PDF 363.0 KB) 
PPN42: Applying the Rural Zones, November 2013 (PDF 188.9 KB) 
PPN03: Applying the Special Use Zone, February 1999 (PDF - 130 KB)
PPN15: Assessing an Application for One or More Dwellings in a Residential Zone, November 2013 (PDF 138.9 KB)
PPN33: Assessing applications involving native vegetation removal, March 2006 (PDF - 142 KB)
PPN34: Assessing mining proposals, April 2006 - This practice note is being revised.
PPN74: Availability of planning documents, December 2012 (PDF - 350 KB)
PPN19: Biodiversity, March 2002 (PDF - 303 KB)
PPN51: Buildings and Native Vegetation removal, revised July 2009 (PDF - 250 KB)
PPN65: Preparing and Assessing a Planning Application under the Bushfire Provisions in Planning Schemes, July 2014 (PDF 3.5 MB)
PPN35: Extractive industry proposals, April 2006 - This practice note is being revised.

PPN52: Farming and Native Vegetation removal, revised July 2009 (PDF - 239 KB)
PPN62: Green Wedge Planning Provisions, November 2013 (PDF 133.3 KB)  
PPN60: Height and setback controls for activity centres, April 2010 (PDF - 179 KB)
PPN36: Implementing a Coastal Settlement Boundary, October 2006 (PDF - 313 KB)
PPN13: Incorporated and reference documents, October 2013 (PDF 165.2 KB) 
PPN61: Licensed premises: assessing cumulative impact, March 2011 (PDF - 430 KB)
PPN64: Local planning for bushfire protection, July 2014 (PDF 474.7 KB) 
PPN16: Making a Planning Application for One or More Dwellings in a Residential Zone, November 2013 (PDF 140.4 KB)
PPN53: Managing coastal hazards and the coastal impacts of climate change, July 2012 (PDF - 686 KB)
PPN48: Managing native vegetation in the planning system, September 2008 (PDF - 204 KB)
PPN29: Ministerial powers of intervention in planning and heritage matters, November 2004 (PDF - 65 KB)
PPN49: Native vegetation offsets, September 2008 (PDF - 197 KB)
PPN70: Open space strategies, July 2013 (PDF - 404 KB)
PPN18: Planning considerations for horticultural structures, February 2002 (PDF - 398 KB)
PPN55: Planning in open drinking water catchments, November 2012 (PDF - 640 KB)
PPN75: Planning requirements for heliports and helicopter landing sites, December 2012 (PDF - 349 KB)
PPN30: Potentially Contaminated Land General Practice Note June 2005 (PDF - 73 KB)
PPN31: Preparing a Green Wedge Management Plan, July 2014 (PDF 140.5 KB)
PPN50: Preparing a native vegetation precinct plan, September 2008 (PDF - 213 KB)
PPN77: Pre-setting panel hearing dates, October 2012 (PDF - 351 KB)
PPN02: Public Land Zones, October 2013 (PDF 113.0 KB)
PPN32: Review of planning schemes, February 2006 (PDF - 109 KB)
PPN54: Referral and Notice Provisions, October 2013 (PDF 140.8 KB)   
PPN37: Rural Residential Development, November 2013 (PDF 165.9 KB) 
PPN24: Shipping container storage, January 2003 (PDF - 81 KB)
PPN46: Strategic Assessment Guidelines, July 2014 (PDF 502.6 KB)  See Strategic Assessment Guidelines Checklist template.
PPN58: Structure planning for activity centres, April 2010 (PDF - 238 KB)
PPN45: The Aboriginal Heritage Act 2006 and the planning permit process, October 2013 (PDF 238.0 KB) 
See also EES Advisory Note: Aboriginal Cultural Heritage and the Environment Effects process, August 2007 (PDF - 218 KB)
PPN57: The Parking Overlay, April 2013 (PDF - 701 KB)
PPN59: The role of mandatory provisions in planning schemes, September 2010 (PDF - 154 KB)
PPN43: Understanding Neighbourhood Character, December 2001 (PDF - 59 KB)
PPN27: Understanding the residential development standards (ResCode), June 2014 (PDF 637.3 KB)
PPN17: Urban Design Frameworks, September 2002 (PDF - 81 KB)
PPN47: Urban Growth Zone, June 2008 (PDF - 482 KB)
PPN38: Using the access and mobility management provisions of Clause 56 - Residential subdivision, October 2006 (PDF - 602 KB)
PPN22: Using the car parking provisions, April 2013 (PDF -417 KB)
PPN39: Using the integrated water management provisions of Clause 56 - Residential subdivision, October 2006 (PDF - 616 KB)
PPN28: Using the neighbourhood character provisions in planning, July 2004 (PDF - 249 KB)
PPN40: Using the residential subdivision provisions Clause 56 - Residential subdivision, October 2006 (PDF - 79 KB)
PPN41: Using the site management provisions of Clause 56 - Residential subdivision, October 2006 (PDF - 109 KB)
PPN07: Vegetation protection in urban areas, August 1999 (PDF - 453 KB)
PPN08: Writing a Local Planning Policy, September 2013 (PDF 218.6 KB)  
PPN04: Writing a Municipal Strategic Statement, October 2013 (PDF 745.7 KB)   
PPN10: Writing Schedules, May 2000 (PDF - 581 KB)

Advisory Notes

AN34: Addressing the Transport Integration Act 2010 in a planning scheme amendment, January 2011, AN34 (PDF - 221KB)
AN16: Amendment VC49: September 2008 (PDF - 188 KB)
AN18: Amendment VC56: Government funded education facilities, revised May 2009 (PDF - 352 KB)
AN19: Amendment VC56: Government funded social housing, May 2009 (PDF - 231 KB)
AN22: Amendment VC60: September 2009, AN22 (PDF - 220 KB)
AN29: Amendment VC66 Regional Blueprint implementation, July 2010, AN29 (PDF - 145 KB)
AN30: Amendment VC68: Delivering Melbourne's newest sustainable communities, August 2010, AN30 (PDF - 221 KB)
AN28: Amendment VC69: Waste Transfer and Materials Recycling Facilities, August 2010, AN28 (PDF - 200 KB)
AN31: Amendment VC71: The revised State Planning Policy Framework, September 2010, AN31 (PDF - 163 KB)
AN35: Amendment VC78: Wind energy facility provisions - Clause 52.32, March 2011, AN35 (PDF - 533 KB)
AN47: Amendments VC82 and VC91 - Changes to wind energy facility provisions (PDF - 328KB)
AN33: Amendment VC83 - Bushfire protection: Community fire refuge and private bushfire shelter exemptions, November 2011 (PDF - 664 KB)
AN39: Amendment VC83 - Bushfire protection: Vegetation exemptions, November 2011 (PDF - 776 KB)
AN40: Amendment VC83 - Bushfire protection: Bushfire planning provisions, November 2011 (PDF -672 KB)
AN03: Applying the Residential 3 Zone, November 2004 (PDF - 82 KB)
AN12: A protocol for fast tracking amendments, March 2007 (PDF - 51 KB)
AN46: Bushfire Management Overlay - mapping methodology and criteria, August 2013 (PDF - 146 KB)
AN20: Bushfire replacement buildings - Amendment VC57, May 2009 (PDF - 172 KB)
AN09: Changes to the gaming provisions in planning schemes, October 2006 (PDF - 42 KB)
AN05: Changes to the planning permit process, May 2005 (PDF - 119 KB)
AN06: Changes to the planning scheme amendment process, May 2005 (PDF - 104 KB)
AN51: Commencement of Stage 1 of the Planning and Environment Amendment (General) Act 2013, July 2013 (PDF - 294 KB)
AN44: Defendable space in the Bushfire Management Overlay, February 2012 (PDF - 462 KB)
AN04: Interim height limits for neighbourhood centres, November 2004 (PDF - 177 KB)
AN13: Interim provisions for structure plans, March 2007 (PDF - 189 KB)
AN48: Ministerial Direction No. 15 - the planning scheme amendment process (PDF - 241 KB)
AN25: New car parking provisions (PDF - 248 KB) 
AN17: New exemptions for native vegetation removal in planning schemes, September 2008 (PDF - 371 KB)
AN08: New native vegetation provisions in planning schemes, March 2006 (PDF - 156 KB)
AN14: New Planning Provisions for Melbourne Airport, May 2007 (PDF - 85 KB)
AN41: New Subdivision (Procedures) Regulations 2011, October 2011 (PDF -200 KB)
AN38: Planning and Environment Amendment (Schools) Act 2012, February 2012 (PDF - 291KB)
AN11: Reducing amendment timeframes, February 2007 (PDF - 48 KB)
AN52: Reformed residential, commercial and industrial zones for Victoria, July 2013 (PDF - 285 KB)
AN50: Reformed residential zones, July 2013 (PDF - 27 KB)
AN53: Reformed rural zones for Victoria, September 2013 (PDF 128.8 KB)
AN54: Stage 2 of the Planning and Environment Amendment (General) Act 2013, October 2013 (PDF 179.3 KB)  
AN49: Telecommunications facilities and services in subdivisions - Amendment VC81, revised June 2013 (PDF - 370 KB)
AN27: The new State Planning Policy Framework, September 2010, AN27 (PDF - 178 KB)

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