Reformed zones for Victoria

Planning zones in Victoria have been reformed to ensure that they are still relevant and adequately reflect the aspirations of all Victorians. New and amended zones were approved by the Minister for Planning.

The zone reforms have:

  • simplified requirements
  • allowed a broader range of activities to be considered
  • improved the range of zones to better manage growth.

Fact sheets provide more information...  


Amendment V8

Three new residential zones were introduced into the Victoria Planning Provisions by Amendment V8, gazetted on 1 July 2013.

Amendment VC100

The three amended residential zones, two new commercial zones and three amended industrial zones were introduced into the Victoria Planning Provisions and planning schemes by Amendment VC100, gazetted on 15 July 2013.

Amendment VC103

The reformed rural zones were introduced into the Victoria Planning Provisions and planning schemes by Amendment VC103, gazetted on 5 September 2013.


Further details about the zones are provided below:

What is changing?

The Government has approved changes to Victoria's residential, commercial, industrial and rural zones as listed below.

Delete nine existing zones Create five new zones Amend 12 existing zones
*Residential 1 Zone
*Residential 2 Zone
*Residential 3 Zone
Business 1 Zone
Business 2 Zone
Business 3 Zone
Business 4 Zone
Business 5 Zone
**Priority Development Zone
Residential Growth Zone
General Residential Zone
Neighbourhood Residential Zone
Commercial 1 Zone
Commercial 2 Zone
Low Density Residential Zone
Mixed Use Zone
Township Zone
Rural Living Zone
Green Wedge Zone
Green Wedge A Zone
Rural Conservation Zone
Farming Zone
Rural Activity Zone
Industrial 1 Zone
Industrial 2 Zone
Industrial 3 Zone

*The Residential 1, 2 and 3 Zones will be progressively removed from local planning schemes once residential land is converted to the new residential zones. The Residential 1, 2 and 3 Zones will then be removed from the Victoria Planning Provisions.

**The Priority Development Zone will be removed from the Victoria Planning Provisions and all planning schemes through a later amendment, in consultation with local government.


Fact sheets


Background


Contact us

For enquiries about the reformed zones please contact the Victorian Government Contact Centre on 1300 366 356 (local call cost) or email us at planning.systems@dtpli.vic.gov.au.

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