Department of Transport and Planning - Statutory planning

Each year, the Department of Transport and Planning considers over 6,000 planning permit referrals to assess what impact the proposed use and development of land will have on the operation, assets and safety of the state transport network.

By considering these referrals, the department can make sure that as land use change occurs, we can plan and protect the transport network for the future.

The Department of Transport and Planning undertakes this role as the ‘Head, Transport for Victoria’ as defined in the Transport Integration Act 2010(opens in a new window).

The following information has been prepared to provide advice and guidance regarding the statutory planning process within the Department of Transport and Planning.

  • Planning permit steps: Information on the necessary steps taken when your planning permit is referred to the Department of Transport and Planning for consideration.
  • Crossovers: Information regarding crossovers.
  • Public acquisition overlays: Information regarding public acquisition overlays.
  • Signs: Information regarding signs, where a planning permit is required.
  • Standard drawings for bus stops(opens in a new window): The technical drawings listed on this page provide information on the installation of bus stops.
  • Pre-application meetings: A pre-application meeting with a Department of Transport and Planning officer will help identify any potential design issues and confirm what information is required to be submitted with your planning application to ensure an efficient planning permit process.
  • Head, Transport for Victoria consent: How to get the written consent of the Head, Transport for Victoria for planning permit applications in Transport Zone 1 or 2.
  • Planning process glossary: A list of definitions of key words and phrases used throughout planning process-related pages.
  • Statutory planning contacts: Contact your local Department of Transport and Planning statutory planning team for more information on the planning process.