Managing Victoria’s Planning System for Land Use and Development

Tabled: 22 March 2017

With the state welcoming about 100 000 people a year, pressure on jobs, housing, infrastructure and other services will intensify. The land use and development planning system is one of the key tools used by state and local governments to meet these demands and deliver the state's priorities for a connected, liveable and sustainable state.

In this audit, we assessed whether the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) and councils are managing and implementing the planning system to support the objectives of the Planning and Environment Act 1987 and the desired outcomes of state planning policies.  We focused on the activities of the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning and three selected councils—the Cities of Whittlesea and Yarra, and Moorabool Shire Council.

We make six recommendations for the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning.

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