Category: Minister for Planning

Protecting Land For Jobs And Business In Cranbourne

The Andrews Labor Government has rejected a Casey Council application to rezone industrial land in Cranbourne West – ensuring the land remains available for local jobs. Casey Council was seeking to rezone 133 hectares of land in Cranbourne West from industrial to residential under planning amendment C219 – the motivation for that request is the […]

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Boosting The Flow Of Essential Goods

The Andrews Labor Government is taking action to enable around the clock delivery of food and other essential goods in response to the coronavirus. Planning Minister Richard Wynne has approved new planning rules that exempt essential businesses from existing noise restrictions – allowing 24-hour dispatch and delivery during the current State of Emergency and for […]

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Bushfire-Affected Victorians To Get More Planning Help

The Andrews Labor Government is giving bushfire-affected Victorians more certainty and assistance as they start the long journey of recovery with new statewide planning changes coming into effect from today. Minister for Planning Richard Wynne today announced that Victorians who have lost their homes or businesses can build temporary residential or commercial accommodation on their […]

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Grants To Protect Victoria’s Rich History

The Andrews Labor Government is protecting Victoria’s most important cultural landmarks and buildings including those damaged by bushfires under the $60 million Living Heritage Program. The fifth round of the grants program will provide vital funds for repairs and conservation works on significant places and objects while supporting traditional trades and increasing tourism opportunities. Grants […]

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Protecting The Natural Beauty Of The Macedon Ranges

The Andrews Labor Government is delivering a crucial next step in the permanent protection of the iconic Macedon Ranges. Minister for Planning Richard Wynne was at Blackhill Reserve, near the beautiful town of Kyneton today to officially announce the final Statement of Planning Policy – a 50-year vision and strategy which provides unprecedented protection against […]

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Preserving A Ballarat Icon

Works to preserve, protect and open up one of Ballarat’s most historic buildings has begun, thanks to funding from the Andrews Labor Government. The Ballarat Mechanics Institute will receive $175,000 from round four of the Living Heritage Program for works to the basement of the iconic building, which was built in 1860. The Mechanics Institute […]

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Victoria Leads The Way At Building Ministers Forum

Victoria has led a successful push to spur the Commonwealth into recognising an emerging national insurance crisis in the building industry. At the Building Ministers Forum in Canberra on Friday, the Federal Government agreed to convene an urgent meeting with the Insurance Council of Australia to address the highly stressed professional indemnity insurance market. The […]

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National Leadership Needed At Building Ministers Forum

Victoria is calling on the Commonwealth to ban combustible cladding and restore confidence in the building industry to avoid a national insurance crisis ahead of today’s Building Ministers’ forum in Canberra. Planning Minister Richard Wynne will seek a ban on all Aluminum Composite Cladding containing more than seven per cent polyethylene for use in Victoria, […]

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Expert Panel To Review Victoria’s Building System

The world-renowned building professional who led the review of high-rise regulation following the Grenfell Tower tragedy in London will be part of an expert panel that leads a comprehensive review of Victoria’s building system. Decorated British engineer Dame Judith Hackitt will be part of the six-person panel that will provide recommendations to Government on a […]

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Smarter Planning For School Infrastructure Upgrades

The Andrews Labor Government is making it easier for Catholic and independent schools to upgrade and build new vital education facilities across Victoria. Minister for Planning Richard Wynne has introduced a streamlined planning permit process for non-government schools that receive funding under the Non-Government Schools Capital Fund. The new planning process provides support to the […]

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