Category: Minister for Planning

Delivering Inclusionary Housing For All Victorians

The Andrews Labor Government is moving ahead with a major social housing project, with planning changes to protect vegetation, ensure good traffic flow and maintain the character of local neighbourhoods. The Inclusionary Housing Pilot is set to deliver up to 100 new social housing dwellings across six sites as well as additional private homes in […]

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Minister Rejects Compulsory Acquisition At Marong

A planning scheme amendment in Bendigo that would have seen farmland compulsorily acquired for the development of the Marong Business Park has been rejected by the Minister for Planning Richard Wynne. The City of Greater Bendigo had sought a Public Acquisition Overlay 6 (PAO6) to the 311 hectare site identified for the Business Park to […]

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Planning Reforms To Boost Affordable Housing

The Andrews Labor Government is giving greater certainty to the community with new regulations to give stronger teeth to affordable housing agreements between Councils and developers. Minister for Planning Richard Wynne today announced that new regulations have come into force that better define ‘affordable housing’ and make it easier for Councils and developers to negotiate […]

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Getting It Done: Mordialloc Freeway Planning Continues

Planning for the congestion-busting Mordialloc Freeway has taken another step forward, with final scoping requirements for the Environment Effect Statement (EES) signed off. The EES enables a transparent and rigorous process for the consideration of potential impacts of the project and to ensure they are managed appropriately. This includes potential environmental, cultural and economic impacts. […]

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Wonwondah Wind Farm To Power Western Victoria

A new 40 MW wind farm in Western Victoria that will power more than 25,000 households as part of the ongoing renewable energy jobs boom in Western Victoria has been given the crucial sign-off. Minister for Planning Richard Wynne today announced the approval of a thirteen-turbine facility near Wonwondah North. The wind farm will be […]

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Landmark Legislation Passes To Protect Macedon Ranges

Victoria’s most iconic natural areas will now have better developmental protection than ever before, thanks to the passage of the Andrews Labor Government’s Distinctive Areas and Landscapes Bill 2017. The Bill was a key Labor Government election commitment to protect the iconic and historic Macedon Ranges region by declaring the Ranges a distinctive area – […]

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Protecting A Much-Loved Victorian Icon

Melbourne’s famed Festival Hall is a step closer to receiving heritage protection. The heartbeat of Melbourne’s arts, music and sporting culture was nominated for the Victorian Heritage Register in January, after a planning application was lodged with the City of Melbourne for a development on the site. Festival Hall has sat at the heart of […]

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Another Major Project For Growing Docklands

A major Docklands development that will create jobs and make the precinct a world-class place to live, work and raise a family is about to begin. Minister for Planning Richard Wynne today turned the first sod of construction to mark the start of works on the $67 million fresh food precinct, The Market, at The […]

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Jobs And Affordable Homes As Government Approves The Munro Project

The Andrews Labor Government has given the green light to an exciting new development that will create more jobs and affordable housing in the CBD. Minister for Planning Richard Wynne today announced planning approvals for the Munro site that sits within the Queen Victoria Market precinct. The development will feature two towers rising to 38 […]

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A better planning system and safer buildings

Reforms to planning will make it easier to build or renovate a home, prevent deadly cladding fires and ensure Victoria’s apartments are built to the highest standards of quality. The Victorian Budget 2018/19 includes $14.7 million to slash red tape and get new homes and renovations finished faster by putting an end to protracted permit […]

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