Category: Minister for Planning

Planning Approvals For Shepparton Arts Museum

The Andrews Labor Government has given the green light for a major project in Shepparton, creating jobs, boosting tourism and growing the local economy. Minister for Planning Richard Wynne today announced approvals for the amendment of the Shepparton Planning Scheme to fast-track a redevelopment of the Shepparton Arts Museum (SAM). The Museum is already one […]

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Jobs, Homes And Open Space In New Melbourne Quarter

The first phase of an exciting new development linking Melbourne’s CBD with the Docklands is now complete, creating jobs, inner-city housing and new open space. Minister for Planning Richard Wynne today joined representatives from Lendlease to mark completion of Stage 1 of the Melbourne Quarter project – a new deck overlooking Wurundjeri Way. The project […]

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Creating Better Apartments And Public Space In Victoria

The Andrews Labor Government has released new guidelines to improve design standards for new apartment buildings in Victoria. Minister for Planning Richard Wynne today released Apartment Design and Urban Design Guidelines for Victoria, to help state agencies, local councils, developers and consumers better understand recent improvements to design standards. The Labor Government has already introduced […]

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New Planning Measures For Greyhound Facilities

The Andrews Labor Government has introduced new rules to streamline planning approval processes for new or expanding greyhound facilities. The changes provide more certainty for greyhound facility owners and operators, so they know what can and can’t be built. New rules will govern the scale of racing dog facilities, ensure appropriate setbacks from boundaries and […]

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Green Light For The Marong Business Park

The Andrews Labor Government is creating jobs in Bendigo by giving the green light to the Marong Business Park. Minister for Planning Richard Wynne has announced the rezoning of more than 300 hectares of land in Bendigo’s west, paving the way for the City of Greater Bendigo to begin developing the jobs hub. The Marong […]

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New Community For Melbourne’s West A Big Boost To Affordable Housing

The Andrews Labor Government is building a new community in Melbourne’s west to boost housing affordability and create local jobs. Minister for Planning Richard Wynne today approved the detailed precinct structure plan for Mt Atkinson, a new suburb just south west of Caroline Springs. In a ground-breaking move, the arrangements for delivery of two schools, […]

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Taskforce To Address Cladding In Victoria

The Andrews Labor Government will establish an expert taskforce to investigate the extent of non-compliant cladding on Victorian buildings. The Victorian Cladding Taskforce will be jointly chaired by former Premier and architect Ted Baillieu, and former Deputy Premier and Minister for Planning John Thwaites. The new taskforce will bolster the state’s ability to detect and […]

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Landmark Legislation To Protect The Yarra River

The Andrews Labor Government is enshrining in law the protection of one of Victoria’s most cherished treasures, the Yarra River. Minister for Planning Richard Wynne joined Wurundjeri elders in Victorian Parliament today to introduce the Yarra River Protection (Wilip-gin Birrarung murron) Bill 2017. The Yarra River holds a special place in Victoria’s heart and is […]

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Moonee Ponds Court House To Get The Revamp It Deserves

The Andrews Labor Government is restoring one of Moonee Ponds’ most cherished heritage assets, the Moonee Ponds Court House. Minister for Planning Richard Wynne and Member for Essendon Danny Pearson today announced a $1.5 million grant from the Labor Government’s Living Heritage Program, which is giving communities all over Victoria the resources to protect our […]

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New Victorian Planning Authority CEO

Experienced planning expert and public servant Stuart Moseley will help drive Victoria’s blueprint to cater for population growth and build sustainable and healthy new communities. Minister for Planning Richard Wynne today announced Mr Moseley as the new Chief Executive Officer of the Victorian Planning Authority. Mr Moseley has most recently held the position of Deputy […]

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