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From the Minister for Planning

Matthew Guy



The Hon Matthew Guy MP


The diversity of the Hume region will contribute to Victoria’s strong regional and economic growth, under a long-term vision for the region released today. 
 
Works to remove one of Melbourne’s most dangerous level crossings will begin by the end of the year, under a fast tracked approval by Planning Minister Matthew Guy.
 
A $174 million biomass power plant near Mildura is a step closer, with rezoning approval from Minister for Planning Matthew Guy. 
 
An extension to Greater Geelong’s northern growth front has been put in place, with the residential rezoning of the 62-hectare Manzeene Village area in Lara West.
 
A $100 million, 100-metre high apartment building has been approved for Docklands, becoming the first tower in the prime riverside Bolte Precinct.
 
Wednesday, 16 July 2014
Victoria’s construction sector is undergoing a boom, with a massive 25 per cent increase in house construction in the first quarter of 2014, according to ABS Building Activity statistics released today.
 
The Yarra River upstream from the city will be protected from overdevelopment under proposed new riverside planning controls. 
 

Planning Minister Matthew Guy has approved a $533 million infrastructure contributions package to fund key roads, community facilities and services in the City of Wyndham.

An expanded Metropolitan Planning Authority (MPA) board with a wealth of development, economic and governance expertise has been appointed to guide the body's governance and strategy, ensuring it effectively manages Melbourne's growth to 2050.

Planning Minister Matthew Guy today launched the Loddon Mallee North Regional Growth Plan, a long-term vision for managing growth and change and protecting liveability in the region. The plan involves Buloke, Campaspe, Gannawarra, Mildura and Swan Hill councils.

Planning Minister Matthew Guy today launched the Wimmera Southern Mallee Regional Growth Plan, a long-term vision for managing growth and change and protecting liveability in the region. The plan involves Hindmarsh, Horsham, Northern Grampians, West Wimmera and Yarriambiack councils.

Planning Minister Matthew Guy today launched the Great South Coast Regional Growth Plan, a long-term vision for managing growth and change and protecting liveability in the region. The plan involves Corangamite, Glenelg, Moyne, Southern Grampians and Warrnambool councils.

Planning Minister Matthew Guy today gave the green light for the eastern section of the East West Link, including the port connection, and released the full report of the East West Link Project Assessment Committee.

Planning Minister Matthew Guy has approved three new skyscrapers in central Melbourne, providing new homes for 4,000 people, and paving the way for 5,800 construction jobs.

Development of a new 112-bed private hospital and 80-bed aged care facility in the East Werribee Employment Precinct will significantly improve the delivery of health services in one of Australia’s fastest growing areas, Minister for Planning Matthew Guy and Minister for Health David Davis said today.

Mandatory height limits will be introduced to the Bourke Hill heritage precinct through a Ministerial amendment to the planning scheme.

Home renovators and small businesses will have their waiting times slashed from around 40 days to just 10, under a major overhaul of the planning permit process.

Planning Minister Matthew Guy today officially opened Melbourne’s newest iconic bridge, named after the city’s adopted son, footballer and philanthropist Jim Stynes.

The most significant reforms to Victoria’s residential zones in more than 20 years have been rolled out to 39 of Victoria’s municipalities.

Victorians will be able to inspect some of Melbourne’s finest buildings, with the free Open House weekend to be held on 26-27 July, Planning Minister Matthew Guy said today.