Topic: Planning

Farming For The Future With Landmark Planning Reforms

The Andrews Labor Government is overhauling Victoria’s agricultural planning rules with a suite of proposed reforms that strike the balance between delivering for farmers and meeting community expectations. The proposed changes will simplify planning requirements for animal based farming and will improve the consistency of how the rules are applied. The reforms aim to make […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Agriculture

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 […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Planning

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 […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Planning

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 […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Planning

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 […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Planning

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 […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Planning, Northern Victoria Region

Matthew Guy In Hiding As More Murky Deals Revealed

Liberal Leader Matthew Guy must today come out of hiding and explain himself, following more revelations of murky deals for Liberal Party donors. Mr Guy was recently caught at a secret dinner eating lobster and drinking Grange with an alleged organised crime figure, who police have banned from the casino and Victorian racetracks. It’s now […]

Categories: Deputy Premier, Media Release

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, […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Planning, Western Metropolitan Region

Protecting Melbourne’s Treasured Queen Victoria Market

The Andrews Labor Government has approved new planning controls that pave the way for a major transformation of Melbourne’s beloved Queen Victoria Market and the creation of thousands of jobs. Premier Daniel Andrews and Minister for Planning Richard Wynne joined Lord Mayor Robert Doyle today to progress plans for the transformation of the largest open-air […]

Categories: Media Release, Premier

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 […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Planning