Rural, timber, coastal and green wedges
This page contains practice notes and advisory notes published by DPCD about rural, timber and green wedge planning.
RuralPN63: Applying for a planning permit to farm chickens, December 2012 (PDF - 330 KB)
This advisory note provides information about changes to the Victoria Planning Provisions and planning schemes to implement the settlement planning components of the statewide strategy - Ready for Tomorrow: A Blueprint for Regional and Rural Victoria.
This practice note guides planning authorities about the strategic work required to apply the Farming Zone, Rural Activity Zone, Rural Conservation Zone and Rural Living Zone; the features and purposes of each zone and where each may be applied to achieve a planning authority's rural strategic planning objectives.
This practice note provides guidance when planning for or assessing proposals for rural residential use and development.
This advisory note provides information about the introduction of the new rural zones into the Victoria Planning Provisions; the amendment to Clause 17.05 and the application of the zones to rural land.
This practice note provides guidance on planning for development in coastal areas vulnerable to hazard risk from climate change.
This practice note provides guidance about implementing a coastal settlement boundary in a planning scheme for settlements outside Metropolitan Melbourne.
This practice note guides the preparation of Green Wedge Management Plans and sets out general requirements that should be met. It covers the policy context, status and content of the plans, involvement of stakeholders and acknowledges the variations in green wedge areas.
This advisory note provides information and advice about the Planning and Environment (Metropolitan Green Wedge Protection) Act 2003, Core Planning Provisions for Metropolitan green wedge land and the application of zones to green wedge land.
This practice note provides guidance for the consideration of horticultural structures under planning schemes. The practice note will: assist in the preparation of local planning policy; provide practical siting and design techniques to improve design outcomes in sensitive rural environments; and provide guidance and direction on appropriate planning permit conditions.