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Planning & building services

Quality of communities is improved when councils take a long-term view and integrate land use planning and building across transport, infrastructure, social, economic and environment concerns.

Land use planning relies heavily on local government. It forms a critical part of council activities and contributes actively to sustainability objectives, economic development, and heritage and environmental conservation. It also guides development for long-term community benefit.

All councils and land in Victoria are covered by land use planning controls which are prepared and administered by the state and local government.

In many planning matters councils require support, resources and collaboration with state government to address and implement issues for a sustainable future.

Find out more about our planning and building policy work.