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The planning system will be streamlined - prioritising social and affordable housing developments to accelerate approvals.

To prioritise new housing the Victorian Government will assess and approve planning proposals funded by the Big Housing Build following consultation with councils and local communities.

Processes to ensure good design outcomes will be incorporated into the planning system changes.

This will speed up planning processes, getting construction commencing sooner in order to support economic recovery, without compromising planning and built form outcomes. 

More information about the proposed planning system changes is available on the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning website.

Reviewed 20 November 2020