Series VPRS 16204
Country Victoria and Metropolitan Region Planning Scheme Ordinances/Amendments
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Date Range: Series 1988 - 2000
  Series in Custody 1988 - 2000
  Contents 1988 - 2008
Public Access: Open
Location: North Melbourne
Format of Records: Physical
 
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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
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  • How to use the Records
    Researchers may identify the required ordinance or amendment by browsing the consignment details or searching the consignment details electronically.

    Relevant Country Victoria and Metropolitan Region Planning Scheme Maps, Development Plans and Amendments are located in VPRS 16155.

  • Function / Content
    Significant changes to the structure of Statutory Planning in Victoria were implemented with the approval of the Planning & Environment Act 1987 (Government Gazette, 16 February 1988).

    Following proclamation of the Act all planning controls (Planning Schemes/Interim Development Orders) made under the provisions of the Town and Country Planning Act were revoked and replaced by municipality-based planning schemes, planning schemes applying to the whole of a municipality and part of Port Phillip Bay and regional planning schemes.

    Country Victoria:
    Planning Schemes and Interim Development Orders in operation within a municipality were consolidated into a single planning scheme under the title of the particular local government area.

    Metropolitan Region:
    The Melbourne Metropolitan Planning Scheme (Refer to Melbourne Metropolitan Board of Works, VA 1007) was replaced by individual municipality-based planning schemes.

    The term "Day One" summarizes the structural changes introduced by the Planning and Environment Act 1987 on 16 February 1988. For a detailed summary of the functions undertaken by the Act refer to the administrative history of the Department of Planning (VA 599).

    The term "Day Two" summarizes the structural and content changes to all Victorian planning schemes at the gazettal of amendments on the 30 October 1989. The amendments introduced subdivision provisions in the State, Regional and Local Sections of all planning schemes and restructured and re-wrote planning schemes in the Metropolitan Region in accordance with plain English principles.

    Relevant Country Victoria and Metropolitan Region Planning Scheme maps are located in VPRS 16155.

    Amalgamation Amendments:
    Following the review and restructure of local government in Victoria and the subsequent reduction in the number of local government areas (1994-1995), some newly created councils prepared Amalgamation Amendments in order to consolidate all planning schemes within their restructured municipal boundaries. Former planning schemes were re-titled as chapters of an amalgamated planning scheme. Alternatively, councils became the responsible authority for the operation of existing planning schemes within a restructured local government area.

    Reference may be made to "New Patterns in Local Government. A guide to Victoria's new councils" published by the Office of Local Government, September 1995. (Available at PROV's Reading Room at North Melbourne).

    Refer to VPRS 16155 Amalgamation Amendments/Maps.
    Refer to VPRS 16204 (this series) Amalgamation Amendments/Ordinances.
    Refer to VPRS 16223 New Format Planning Scheme Ordinances based on the Victoria Planning Provisions and VPRS 16203 New Format Planning Scheme Maps based on the Victoria Planning Provisions.

    For planning controls in operation prior to 16 February 1988 (Day One) refer to the following series:
    -VPRS 16121 Planning Scheme Record Cards
    -VPRS 16131 Country Victoria Planning Scheme Maps, I.D.O's and Amendments (1946 - 1988)
    -VPRS 16156 Country Victoria and Metropolitan Region Planning Scheme Ordinances, I.D.O's and Amendments (1946 - 1988)
    -VPRS 16158 Melbourne Metropolitan Planning Scheme Ordinance, Consolidated Reprints, Amendments, Interim Development Orders (1954 - 1988)
    -VPRS 16157 Melbourne Metropolitan Planning Scheme Maps, Interim Development Orders, Modifications and Amendments (1954 - 1988).

    Planning Schemes consist of both maps and ordinance. Planning Scheme maps show the zones and overlays that apply to land covered by the scheme, and the written information or ordinance sets out the statutory planning requirements of the policies, zones and overlays described on a Planning Scheme Map.

  • Recordkeeping System
    Related Planning Scheme Maps And Development Plans are located in VPRS 16155.

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