Category: Minister for Planning

Nation-Wide Agreement To Boost Building Standards

Victoria will work with the states, territories and the Commonwealth to raise building standards across Australia, following concerns stemming from flammable cladding and structural crack in buildings. The landmark agreement was reached between the nation’s ministers responsible for the building industry at the Building Ministers Forum in Sydney. The agreement means the Australian Building Codes […]

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Have Your Say On Caravan Park Regulations

Victorians will help shape future caravan park regulations, with consultation now open to ensure the industry operates effectively into the future. Caravan parks are popular holiday destinations, while also providing options for affordable housing and retirement living. The regulations under review set out requirements for caravan parks and movable dwellings on topics including health and […]

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Major Expansion Approved For Westfield Doncaster

The Andrews Labor Government is ensuring Melbourne remains Australia’s capital for fashion, food and retail with the approval of the masterplan for a $500 million redevelopment at Westfield Doncaster. Minister for Planning Richard Wynne today gave the stamp of approval for the masterplan which will create around 2000 jobs in construction and 2,900 new full […]

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Better Protecting The Surf Coast And Bellarine Peninsula

The Andrews Labor Government is delivering permanent protections to Surf Coast and Bellarine Peninsula communities to safeguard their precious coastlines from overdevelopment and urban sprawl. Minister for Planning Richard Wynne today announced the start of community engagement to declare Torquay, Jan-Juc and surrounds, and the Bellarine Peninsula communities as Distinctive Areas and Landscapes under the […]

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Protecting Agricultural Land Around Melbourne

The Andrews Labor Government is delivering on its commitment to permanently tighten controls to better protect Melbourne’s green wedges against overdevelopment. Consultation is now open for communities, councils, farmers and agricultural industries around Melbourne’s green wedge and peri-urban areas to help identify and protect vital agricultural land. This is part of the Labor Government’s comprehensive […]

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Planning For Renewable Energy Transformation

The Andrews Labor Government is putting the planning mechanisms in place to ensure Victoria’s rapid uptake of large-scale renewable energy is well-planned and receptive to the needs of the local community. Minister for Planning Richard Wynne has made changes to state planning rules to ensure planning permits will now be required for the power lines […]

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Victoria To Push For Nation-Wide Cladding Ban

The Andrews Labor Government will push for a nation-wide ban on combustible cladding to further protect Victorians from being exposed to unacceptable fire risk. At the Building Minister’s Forum in Hobart today Minister for Planning Richard Wynne will call on the states, territories and Federal Government to support the ban, extending to border control to […]

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Golden Plains Wind Farm Granted Planning Permit

One of Australia’s largest wind farms is a step closer to construction, with Acting Minister for Planning Lily D’Ambrosio today announcing planning permit approval for the Golden Plains Wind Farm. The Golden Plains Wind Farm, about 60 kilometres north-west of Geelong, would create hundreds of jobs and generate nearly 3,000 gigawatt hours of electricity per […]

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Protecting The Great Ocean Road From Over Development

Minister for Planning Richard Wynne has refused a planning permit for a resort development at Apollo Bay, to protect the iconic township from inappropriate development. At the request of the Colac Otway Shire Council, Mr Wynne called in the proposal in 2017 and appointed an independent planning panel to assess the merits of the development. […]

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New Communities To Ease Housing Demand And Create Jobs

The Andrews Labor Government is boosting land supply and making housing more affordable, with three new communities in Melbourne’s suburbs. Newly approved communities of Minta Farm, Cardinia Creek South and Beveridge Central will provide homes and jobs close to schools, trains and upgraded roads. This is part of the Labor Government’s commitment to ensure a […]

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