The Better Approvals for Business program is part of the Victorian Government’s regulation reform agenda announced in November 2020.

This program is focussed on improving planning and other business approvals processes to support economic recovery.  Reviews are undertaken from the perspective of business and industry to identify tangible, practical reforms that can be implemented in the short to medium term.

This program builds on the success of the Better Approvals Project – the flagship reform of the Small Business Regulation Review of the retail sector.

A series of sector reviews

This is a two-year program comprised of a series of rolling reviews (up to four reviews are expected).  Review reform packages will be co-designed with businesses/industry, regulators, Local and State Government to support delivery of effective reforms.

If you have a question about the review program, please contact the DJPR project team at BABreviews@ecodev.vic.gov.au.

Project update

  • Review #1: Telecommunications Infrastructure Provisions
  • Review #2: Business Friendly Council Approvals
  • Review #3: Medtech
  • Review #4 (focus area is to be confirmed)
    Commencing late 2022