Victorian Planning Authority (VPA)

Who are the VPA?

The Victorian Planning Authority (VPA) is a State Government statutory authority that reports to the Minister for Planning. The VPA will assist the implementation of the initiatives articulated in the long-term planning blueprint for our capital city, Plan Melbourne 2017-2050.

Victoria's Housing Statement

In September 2023, the Victorian Government released Victoria’s Housing Statement: The decade ahead 2024-2034, setting a target to build 800,000 homes in Victoria over the next decade. Find out more about Victoria’s Housing Statement at

Activity Centre Program

The Activity Centre Program is a part of the Housing Statement. It will create clear new rules for 10 initial activity centres around Melbourne to encourage the development of 60,000 new homes. 

The 10 activity centres in the Activity Centres Program are a mix of neighbourhoods in the middle and outer suburbs of Melbourne. The Victorian Government chose them because they are great locations for more housing, have good transport connections and will benefit from State Government involvement to create clearer rules to increase housing choice.

Ringwood is one of these 10 activity centres, along with Broadmeadows, Camberwell Junction, Chadstone, Epping, Frankston, Moorabbin, Niddrie (Keilor Road), North Essendon, and Preston (High Street).

Find out more about the Activity Centre Program on the Department of Transport and Planning website.

Ringwood Metropolitan Activity Centre (RMAC)

You can read more about the scope and vision for the RMAC by visiting this page: Ringwood Metropolitan Activity Centre.