A Master Plan is a document designed to provide a coordinated approach to future development. Master Plans contain a series of illustrations and explanatory text to establish the planning principles and controls within a particular area as a whole. Their intent is to guide landowners, government and the community on how and where development should occur.
Victorian Subdivision Act 1988
The Victorian Subdivision Act 1988 states that a "master plan in relation to a staged subdivision using the procedure under section 37—
(a) means a plan of all the land in the subdivision at the time of registration of stage one of the plan; and
(b) includes any amendments to the plan made under that section;"