This Act, consisting of 104 sections divided into six Parts, establishes the Victorian Planning Authority. The primary object of the Authority is to provide advice and assistance that is in accordance with the objectives of planning in Victoria. It includes collaborating with government agencies (including public sector bodies) and Councils: a) to promote the objectives of planning in Victoria; b) to support productivity, liveability, housing affordability and environmental quality for Victorian communities; c) for facilitation of timely and coordinated delivery of infrastructure and services; d) to promote the alignment of decisions made by government about infrastructure with land use planning; e) to promote the supply of housing; and f) to encourage land development that is sustainable and that takes into account natural and other hazards. For the purposes of achieving its objects, the Authority has the following functions: a) to provide the Minister with advice and assistance in relation to planning the use, development and protection of land in Victoria; to provide Councils and public sector bodies with advice and assistance in relation to planning the use, development and protection of land in Victoria; etc.
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Government of Victoria (Australia)