Victorian LSC News - June 2020

May 31, 2020


Review of Subdivision Act Regulations

The current regulations are due to sunset in October next year.

At this stage three meetings have been held within Government in regard to initial discussions.

There will be opportunities for industry consultation, however now is the time to give some consideration to what you would like to remain in the Regulations, clarification of any regulations and additional items you think should be given consideration.

Please don’t hesitate to forward any suggestions to

Land Use Victoria Industry Liaison Meeting

A Land Use Victoria Industry Liaison meeting was held during May. All LUV staff are working remotely, plan lodgments are still averaging around 180 a week and in spite of the challenging circumstances,  plan registration turnaround times are being maintained. There has been a drop in survey based applications and they are subject to a turnaround time of around 35 days.

A Section 26 Y or a new Section 26Z type application under which all applications to amend title can take place is back on the agenda for consideration.  A lot of Section 60 Applications border on Sec 99 type applications. There will be further industry discussion on this topic over coming months.

New Customer Information Bulletin

Land Use Victoria's Customer Information Bulletin Issue 203 (May 2020)  is now online available at via the Menu button at the top right corner of the page).

This CIB Issue 203 contains information for all LUV customers and Subscribers on the following:

  • Lodging Fees from 1 July 2020- no change
  • Search fees from 1 July 2020
  • Victorian Land Registry Services appoints new CEO
  • Update on the generic residual document ‘Record – Notice – Transfer of Land Act – Section 104’
  • Requirements for attached PDF documents supporting all residual documents
  • SPEAR Electronic Lodgment Network (ELN) reminder
  • Caveats and parts of land
  • Abbreviated names of companies and incorporated associations in the Register.


Moreland Planning Scheme Amendment C190- A potential game changer for development

This recently exhibited amendment seeks to introduce a new class of VicSmart application to construct a new dwelling if one already exists, or construction of two dwellings under the VicSmart process.

This is part of a streamlined codified approval process which is being considered and slowly introduced around the Country with the aim of increasing the supply of housing and providing more certainty for development.  There could also be follow on implications for streamlining of the subdivision process for this type of development.

The Amendment is open for submissions until 17th July.


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