Reformed Rural Zones Released

Planning Minister Matthew Guy has announced final details on the reform of Victoria’s rural planning zones.  The reforms are aimed at ensuring that the controls are still relevant and can adequately reflect the aspirations of all Victorians.

Improved rural zones will support agricultural activity, allow more tourism related uses and support population retention to sustain rural communities. Unnecessary conditions and the prohibition of some land uses are removed and more permit exemptions are proposed for farming related activity.

The reformed rural zones will be introduced into the Victoria Planning Provisions and planning schemes in September 2013 by Amendment VC103.

More information can be found at the Department of Planning and Community Development website.

Article date: 19 August 2013