The Town and Country Planning Association

Established in Victoria in 1914, the Town and Country Planning Association is a politically independent not-for-profit association incorporated in Victoria. TCPA advocates integrated planning of land use and transport for ecological sustainability and a healthy living environment. The TCPA acknowledges the Traditional Owners of Country throughout Victoria, and pays respects to their elders, past, present and emerging, and to their cultures.

 Our activities include:

  • writing submissions to government on urban planning matters
  • alerting members to events such as public forums and lectures related to urban planning
  • alerting members to news items related to urban planning
  • writing commentary and opinion articles
  • writing policies such as the Charter for Planning


Latest News

Opinion and Commentary

TCPA supports the Voice to Parliament

Recognising the Traditional Owners' custodianship of country over many millennia and their continuing connection to land, waters and community, the TCPA welcomes the Uluru Statement from the Heart and supports the establishment of an Aboriginal and Torres Strait...

Jane Jacobs: Citizen Jane Reviewed

TCPA Committee member Marianne Richards wrote a review of the documentary film Citizen Jane: Battle for the City for the August 2017 edition of Planning News, the journal of the Planning Institute of Australia. Jane Jacobs, a journalist, author and activist, is...

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Registration Number A0031095J
Established 1914