Land use planning system

The use and development of waste and resource recovery facilities is controlled by Victoria’s land use planning and environment protection systems.

For information about the land use planning system visit Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning and for information about the environment protection system visit Environment Protection Authority Victoria.

Victoria Planning Provisions and Planning Scheme provisions for waste and resource recovery facilities

The land use and development planning provisions are contained within the Victoria Planning Provisions (VPP) which is the statewide standard template for local planning schemes.

The zoning of land under the provisions of the relevant local planning scheme determines whether land may be used for a waste or resource recovery facility.

Local planning schemes may also include overlays that apply specific controls in relation to the use or development of land. Planning scheme overlays that most commonly apply to waste and resource recovery facilities include the Environmental Audit Overlay (EAO) and the Environmental Significance Overlay (ESO).

You can view local planning scheme maps and ordinances through the state government’s Planning Schemes Online.


Last updated: 22/10/2020