Principal Public Transport Network

The Principal Public Transport Network (PPTN) reflects the routes where high-quality public transport services are or will be provided.

It supports integrated transport and land use planning by encouraging more diverse and dense development near high-quality public transport to help support public transport usage.

A  key component of Plan Melbourne, the PPTN is a statutory land use planning tool that supports integrated land use and transport planning by providing certainty to planners and the community about locations that are, or will be, served by high-quality public transport.

The PPTN, which is reflected planning schemes across Victoria, is designed to support integrated transport and land use planning by encouraging more diverse and dense development near high-quality public transport to help support public transport usage.

The PPTN is an incorporated document (PDF 2995.24 KB) under clause 81.01 of the Victoria Planning Provisions, and must be taken into account by responsible authorities in decision-making.

Incorporated documents can only be amended by the Minister through a planning scheme amendment process . Updates to the PPTN will be made as part of ongoing planning for integrating land use and transport planning.

PPTN mapping tool

The PPTN mapping tool, embedded in this page, allows users to zoom in to different locations across Melbourne to easily show where the PPTN is.

You can download the PPTN data set used for this map from the Victorian Open Data Directory.

Frequently asked questions

Read some Principal Public Transport Network frequently asked questions for more information.