A safe and quality built-environment Our business is planning Our outcome goal: A safe and quality built-environment To succeed, we must Improve access to attractive, safe and inclusive public spaces and neighbourhoods Increase the effective protection of cultural and natural heritage Improve the proximity of housing and employment opportunities What does success look like? Increase proportion of planning by applications that proceed through VicSmart > 15%

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 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
  • work with communities and stakeholders to develop innovative and practical approaches to maintain Victoria’s liveability 
  • facilitate development that creates attractive and welcoming places for people
Outcome measuresResult 18–19Target 19–20
Increase the number of households within 800 metres of services and transport 24,00022,000
Increased supply and diversity of housing in locations identified for growth and change 39,00036,000

Increase the effective protection of cultural and natural heritage

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 18–19 Target 19–20
Places and objects protected and managed by the Victorian Heritage Register 43 45
Number of investigations of unauthorised activities to state-listed heritage places and objects 20 20

Improve the proximity of housing and employment opportunities

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
  • facilitate development that creates attractive and welcoming places for people
Outcome measures Result 18–19 Target 19–20
Number of metropolitan regions having self-contained employment opportunities (share of local jobs to the residential workforce above 55%) 3 3

Page last updated: 29/08/19