Series VPRS 16155
Country Victoria and Metropolitan Region Planning Scheme Maps, Development Plans and Amendments
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Date Range: Series 1988 - 2000
  Series in Custody 1988 - 2000
  Contents 1988 - 2007
Public Access: Open
Location: North Melbourne
Format of Records: Physical
 
Agency which created this SeriesAgency which created this Series
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Date Range Agency Title Agency Number
1988 - 1990 Ministry for Planning and Environment VA 1024
1990 - 1991 Department of Planning and Urban Growth VA 3006
1991 - 1992 Department of Planning and Housing VA 3013
1992 - 1996 Department of Planning and Development VA 3094
1996 - 2000 Department of Infrastructure VA 3971
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2007 - cont Department of Planning and Community Development VA 4838
Description of this SeriesDescription of this Series
  • How to use the Records
    This series consists of Country Victoria and Metropolitan Region Planning Scheme maps and a limited number of development plans in operation between the gazettal of the Planning and Environment Act 1987 (gazetted 16 February 1988) and the approval of the Victoria Planning Provisions-based Planning Schemes. Refer to VPRS 16203 (Maps) and VPRS 16223 (Ordinance). (Acronym VPP stands for Victoria Planning Provisions).

    Researchers may identify Planning Scheme Maps and Development Plans for an area of interest by browsing the consignment details or searching the consignment details electronically.

    Refer to the written part of the Planning Scheme Ordinance to find out the planning policies and provisions of a particular scheme and the purpose and requirements for the zones and overlays described on a planning scheme map. Country Victoria and Metropilitan Region Planning Scheme Ordinances and Amendments are located in VPRS 16204.

  • Function / Content
    In accordance with the requirements of the Planning and Environment Act 1987 all Victorian local government councils were required to prepare municipality-based Planning Schemes for approval/gazettal on the 16 February 1988.

    Planning Schemes were also approved for particular areas/regions, for example, the Geelong Regional Planning Scheme. A copy of the relevant Government Gazette notice of 16 February 1988 has been attached to all planning schemes approved/gazetted on 'Day One' 16 February 1988.

    'Day One' metropolitan region planning scheme maps were replaced/updated by the maps forming part of 'Day Two' amendments. A copy of the relevant Government Gazette notice for 'Day Two' 30 October 1989 has been attached to all planning scheme maps sets updated by 'Day Two' replacement maps.

    During the period from the 16 February 1988 to the introduction of the Victoria Planning Provisions based Planning Schemes (circa 1997 to 2000), Country Victoria Planning Scheme maps were generally updated by the attachment of a photocopied approved amendment to the original base map.

    Following the restructure of local government in Victoria (mid-1990s), new local government areas were created and the number of former municipalities was reduced. (Refer to 'New Patterns in Local Government', published April 1995, available at PROV's Reading Room, North Melbourne).

    For Country Victoria Planning Schemes a number of amalgamation amendments were processed to reflect the boundaries of newly created municipalities. A consolidated new planning scheme was approved incorporating former planning schemes as chapters of an amalgamated planning scheme. Local councils did not always undertake the reprinting of planning scheme maps subject to an amalgamation amendment - planning scheme maps were re-titled to conform with the title of a newly amalgamated planning scheme.

    For the Metropolitan Region the restructured local government council became the responsible authority for an amalgamated planning scheme.

    Metropolitan Region schemes and Country Victoria schemes not subject to an amalgamation amendment continued to operate, the restructured local government council being the responsible authority for the administration of the scheme.

  • Recordkeeping System
    Planning Scheme Maps, Development Plans and Amendments were filed under the title of the Planning Scheme.

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? 1988 - 2000 Map Index to Melbourne Metropolitan Planning Scheme Amendment Maps in VPRS 16157 and the Metropolitan Region Planning Scheme Amendment Maps in VPRS 16155 VPRS 16245
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Consignment Number Contents Date Range Public Access No. of Units
P0001 1988 - 2007 Open 312
P0002 1988 - 1988 Open 139
P0003 1988 - 1996 Open 2
P0004 1988 - 1997 Open 1
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? 1988 - 2000 Map Index to Melbourne Metropolitan Planning Scheme Amendment Maps in VPRS 16157 and the Metropolitan Region Planning Scheme Amendment Maps in VPRS 16155 VPRS 16245
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