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From the Minister for Planning

Matthew Guy



The Hon Matthew Guy MP


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.

With Ballarat to experience significant population growth over the next 20 years, the Victorian Coalition Government's new residential zones are delivering greater clarity around future housing development, Planning Minister Matthew Guy said today.

New residential zones will help manage and direct continued strong population and housing growth in Moorabool, one of Victoria's fastest growing peri regional areas.

The first stage of Whittlesea's transition to the reformed residential zones has been approved by Planning Minister Matthew Guy today.

New residential zones will deliver greater housing diversity to residents of Shepparton, helping the state's fourth largest regional city grow and thrive.

The first stage of Darebin's new residential zones has been approved, with the application of Neighbourhood and General Residential Zones.

Cardinia's towns in the Dandenong Ranges foothills will be protected from inappropriate development after Planning Minister Matthew Guy approved new residential zoning for the municipality.