Relationship with Planning & Environment Act 1987
The Sustainable Design Assessment Planning Process (SDAPP) Programme is intended to be fully consistent with the purpose and objectives of planning in Victoria as expressed in the P&E Act. The submission of SDA documentation as part of the SDAPP program enables Council, as responsible authority under its planning scheme, to fulfil its duties as required under Section 60 of the P&E Act, in particular its requirement to consider:
"Any significant effects which the responsible authority considers the use or development may have on the environment or which the responsible authority considers the environment may have on the use or development. (60|1|e)."
Relationship with State Planning Policy Framework (SPPF)
The area of a planning scheme that is consistent throughout Victoria, is aimed at fostering development in the interests of net community benefit and sustainable development. For more information refer to Clause 11 of any Victorian planning scheme.
Consistency Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) directions