The Municipal Strategic Statement (MSS) sets out the strategic policy objectives of Council and also seeks to further the legislative and policy objectives of planning in Victoria to the extent that they are applicable to Manningham.

The Victoria Planning Provisions establish the State Planning Policy Framework (SPPF) which the Council is required to take into account and to give effect to in the planning and administration of its municipal area.

This Policy framework requires Council to balance conflicting objectives in favour of net community benefit and sustainable development. It deals with matters affecting land use and development including:

  • Principles of land use and development planning
  • Settlement
  • Environment
  • Management of resources
  • Infrastructure
  • Economic well-being
  • Social needs
  • Regional co-operation