Planning to accomplish all regional goals is a very tough task to achieve. Almost all of the regional planning goals and the ways of accomplishing them are interrelated. Moreover, the ecological elements should also be diminished so that the ecological impacts can be ensured. In order to deal with the issues regarding managing the swift growth, population transformation, economic expansion, and defending the environment and provision of infrastructure throughout the numerous local government regions, Victoria has been seeking the assistance of Regional planning in this regard, and so far the Regional planning has been playing a crucial role in facilitating Victoria in this regard. It is a fact that regional plans that have been integrated and interlinked with other planning tools and they may even include state planning policies, government planning schemes, legal and regulatory provisions and even developmental and evaluation processes (Campbell, 1996). The framework in Victoria does allow regional plans that could be drafted and explained in some statutory instruments that comply with Sustainable Planning Act 2009 (Gleeson & Low, 2006).
It is important to note that regional plans are at times more pivotal than planning and building instruments. But it is also true that planning regulations that are related to state may prove to be an overhaul for the local and regional plan. Non-statutory plans, on the other hand, can help in providing strategic and tactical advice as well as a certain level of direction. But it should be noted that they may not win over other planning and building strategies. Regional plans are only implemented in consistent coordination and corporation along with local councils, communal and regional stakeholders. Various regions within the territory of Victoria have placed certain statutory and non-statutory plans. Some of these plans were improved and developed in mutual alliance along with national and international councils, communities and other local and international representatives. It is important to note that these plans had been developed before a statutory plan had ever been started and it does not have any legal or regulatory authority. Apart from that, Department of Victoria’s infrastructure and planning services will be working in coalition and alliance with international and local communities for reviewing and analyzing some of the most important statutory and non-statutory plans that can help in bring those plans into a regulatory and pragmatic framework (Hussey & Kay, 2015).