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From the Minister for Planning

Matthew Guy



The Hon Matthew Guy MP


Nine community owned and publicly managed heritage places in Victoria have been awarded grants allowing vital conservation works to take place, Planning Minister Matthew Guy said today.

The board of Places Victoria has been further strengthened following its record financial results by the appointment of Tony De Domenico to the position of Chairman.

This week, Planning Minister Matthew Guy announced the approval of Amendment C164 to the Hume Planning Scheme.

Planning Minister Matthew Guy has today released his final Assessment of environmental effects for the proposed Big Hill open cut gold mine, which recommends the proposed mine should not be approved.

Thousands of Geelong jobs have been fast-tracked through the planning approvals process by the Napthine Coalition Government.

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

The Napthine Coalition Government will release all departmental officer report to the Planning Minister on all central city planning approvals where the Minister is the responsible authority. This is the first time these reports have been made public.

The birthplace of the late Prime Minister Gough Whitlam has today been given an Interim Protection Order by the independent Heritage Council of Victoria.

Planning Minister Matthew Guy today opened ALDI's newest supermarket, in Melbourne's south eastern suburbs, highlighting the importance of planning zone reform in encouraging business investment and job growth for Victoria.

Government urban renewal authority Places Victoria has delivered a strong financial performance for the 2013-14 financial year, achieving a $43.5 million profit.

Thursday, 09 October 2014

Planning Minister Matthew Guy has announced the appointment of a new chair, one new member and the appointment of two formerly alternate members as full members to the Heritage Council of Victoria.

Greater Geelong has received another boost from the Napthine Government with the Planning Minister Matthew Guy finalising plans for the Armstrong Creek town centre through the approval of Amendment C267.

Kingston will continue detailed work on implementing new residential planning zones, following recommendations from an independent advisory committee.

Planning Minister Matthew Guy today launched one of Victoria's largest water play parks, in Werribee. The 1.4 hectare Village Park at the new Riverwalk Estate features water play areas, a basketball court, a playground and barbeque and picnic facilities.

Melbourne's newest park and sports field in the Docklands will be named in honour of football great and war hero, Ron Barassi Senior.

Planning Minister Matthew Guy today officially opened a new $100 million jobs centre in Footscray as part of a multi-million dollar urban renewal of the inner city suburb.

The board of government development agency Places Victoria has been bolstered with the appointment of three independent members. 

Following a long and detailed planning process by council, Planning Minister Matthew Guy has approved its residential zones, ensuring the right balance between growth and protection.

Mornington Peninsula's unique environment and lifestyle will be maintained and enhanced through new residential zones approved today.

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Moreland will continue detailed work on implementing new residential planning zones, following recommendations from an independent advisory committee.

New residential zones in Hamilton will help support and revitalise the town's growth and development by encouraging housing diversity, Planning Minister Matthew Guy said today.