We plan for the future growth and transformation of Victoria’s cities and regions and provide leadership and advice on heritage protection and the built environment.

Improve access to attractive, safe, and inclusive public and private spaces and neighbourhoods

We will:

  • facilitate city and regional growth and lead land use policy to deliver positive outcomes for people who live, work, invest in and visit Victoria
  • reform legislation, regulation, policy, and practice to support robust building, plumbing and architecture industries that deliver high quality, safe buildings, and good consumer outcomes
  • facilitate development that creates attractive and welcoming places for people
Outcome measuresResult 20–21Target 21–22
Maintain the high proportion of major infill development in areas close to services and transport (within 800m of an Activity Centre or Train station) 90%85%
Increase in the diversity of housing lots in growth areas (share of new lots under 300 square metres) 28%30%

Places or objects assessed for the Victorian Heritage Register

We will:

  • reform policy, legislation, regulations and systems to help protect our heritage, build productive, sustainable and resilient communities and achieve better outcomes for consumers and industry
  • manage Victoria’s heritage in a holistic manner to ensure its protection and enjoyment by current and future generations
Outcome measures Result 20–21 Target 21–22
Places and objects protected and managed by the Victorian Heritage Register 42 40
Number of investigations of unauthorised activities to state-listed heritage places and objects 8075

Improve the proximity of housing and employment opportunities

We will:

  • Collaborate with our partners and stakeholders to develop land use framework plans to enable better outcomes for communities
  • Work across government to enable a diversity of housing options (through ‘density done well’) that are close to existing services, jobs, and public transport so people live and work more locally
Outcome measures Result 20–21 Target 21–22
Number of metropolitan regions having self-contained employment opportunities (share of local jobs to the residential workforce above 55%) 44 (estimate)

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