Earlier this week the Victorian Government announced significant changes to the Victorian Planning Provisions (VPPs) which aims to make the state’s planning system more efficient and accessible.
Amendment VC148 reduces the car parking requirements for sites located within close proximity to public transport as well as reducing the complexity, cost and time delays for minimal change of use applications.
We sat down with WGE’s Transportation Engineering team to discuss the changes, and what this means for our clients.
“In a nutshell, it’s cutting a lot of the planning red tape by aligning urban and transport planning policies,” Section Manager James Brownlie said.
“It’s the most significant overhaul we’ve seen since the VPPs were first introduced over 20 years ago.”
The proposed changes include:
“The VPP has also been restructured to make it more user friendly and ready for digitalisation. This includes removing redundant information and provisions, integrating VicSmart, and restructuring particular provisions into logical groups,” James said.
“A new online resource library has also been launched, offering free and convenient access to important planning documents for easier access to all users. A new practitioner guide will also be released shortly, which will be a great asset for our clients.”
If anyone has any questions regarding Amendment VC148 and its impact upon their project, WGE’s Transportation Engineering team is more than happy to discuss. Feel free to get in touch: (03) 8554 7000.