Miscellaneous practice and advisory notes
This page contains miscellaneous planning advisory and practice notes published by DPCD.
PN75: Planning requirements for heliports and helicopter landing sites, December 2012 (PDF - 349 KB)
This practice note explains how helicopter activity is regulated by the planning system and provides guidance to applicants and responsible authorities on preparing and assessing an application for a heliport or a helicopter landing site under Clause 52.15 of the planning scheme.
PN63: Applying for a planning permit to farm chickens, December 2012 (PDF - 330 KB)
This practice note provides advice on the preparation and assessment of a planning permit application for a broiler farm, an upgrade to an existing broiler farm, the addition of an outdoor range to an existing broiler farm and a free-range chicken meat farm.
PN61: Licensed premises: assessing cumulative impact, March 2011, PN61 (PDF - 430 KB)
This practice note supports a responsible authority when assessing the cumulative impact of licensed premises and may be used when assessing applications for packaged liquor outlets and certain other premises that may be licensed to sell or consume liquor.
This practice note provides guidance about identifying and assessing potentially contaminated land, conditions on permits and use of the Environmental Audit Overlay.
This practice note provides guidance to councils, applicants and the community about the consideration of shipping container storage under planning schemes.
This practice note is a guide to minimising conflict and facilitating constructive discussions in the planning decision-making process.
This advisory note explains the changes and new provisions to encourage new waste transfer and materials recycling facilities, while ensuring adequate environmental and amenity safeguards are in place.
This advisory note provides information about the introduction of the new Melbourne Airport Environs Overlay controls into the Victoria Planning Provisions; the application and main features of the new Overlay controls, and how the new controls affect existing uses, permits, permit applications and approved development.
This advisory note provides information about changes to the gaming provisions in the Victoria Planning Provisions and planning schemes, including changes to Clauses 19, 52.28 and 72.