Category: Minister for Planning

Safeguarding Home Solar Savings From Overshadowing

Home-owners looking to cut power bills with rooftop solar will have their systems protected from overshadowing by neighbouring developments, under new planning provisions from the Andrews Labor Government. The move will safeguard savings on power bills and follows the recent announcement of the Solar Homes program, which will install half-price solar panels on 650,000 homes […]

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Boosting Innovative Technology Jobs In Melbourne

  Clusters of creative and technology jobs in Victorian areas such as inner Melbourne’s Cremorne will be strengthened by a new planning zone and policy to support Enterprise Precincts. Minister for Planning Richard Wynne and Minister for Innovation and the Digital Economy Philip Dalidakis launched Unlocking Enterprise in a Changing Economy at the Cremorne offices […]

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Protecting Heritage Gems On Queens Parade

Minister for Planning Richard Wynne today announced heritage protection of a range of Queens Pde landmarks, as well as interim height controls in the Clifton Hill/North Fitzroy precinct. A new amendment introduces interim controls along Queens Pde to guide heights and setbacks of new developments so they suit the heritage character of Queens Pde and […]

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Hazelwood Not To Be Listed On Heritage Register

Hazelwood Power Station will not be included on the Victorian Heritage Register, after Heritage Victoria found it did not meet the necessary criteria. Planning Minister Richard Wynne said while the site was important to the Latrobe Valley, it did not meet the criteria required for recognition of cultural heritage significance at a State level. Central […]

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Helping Councils Deliver More Affordable Homes

The Andrews Labor Government is helping councils integrate more affordable housing into private developments. Minister for Planning Richard Wynne this week announced $500,000 to give local councils professional advice and support on how to negotiate with developers to include affordable housing in their developments. New changes to Victoria’s Planning and Environment Act 1987 establish a […]

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Victoria Leads On National Approach To Cladding Insurance

Victoria is pushing for an Australia-wide approach to deal with an impasse in professional indemnity insurance (PII) facing the building industry, as the combustible cladding issue affects professional premiums. At the Building Ministers’ Forum in Adelaide on Friday Planning Minister Richard Wynne said work must be done with the insurance sector to help quantify risk, […]

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Making It Quicker And Easier To Plan Homes And Create Jobs

The Andrews Labor Government is making it quicker and easier to build new homes and create jobs with $5.7 million in grants and planning support for local governments across Victoria. Minister for Planning Richard Wynne today announced funding for 51 projects that will cut red tape, streamline approval processes and help councils plan for the […]

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Tenders Open To Make Homes For Vulnerable Victorians

The Andrews Labor Government is making more affordable homes available for vulnerable Victorians through its Inclusionary Housing Pilot. Minister for Planning Richard Wynne announced today that an invitation to participate in the Pilot has been extended nationwide from today through Tenders VIC. The Pilot is part of the Homes for Victorians program and has identified […]

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Ultimatum To Nylex Clock Developers To Protect Historic Site

Developers of Cremorne’s Richmond Maltings site – home of the historic Nylex clock – have been given a 21-day ultimatum to clean up the deteriorating site or face fines of up to $773,000. Heritage Victoria this week issued Caydon Property Group with a show-cause, giving them three weeks to address ongoing neglect, arson and fires […]

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Funding For $200,000 Walmer St Bridge Scoping Study

The Andrews Labor Government will commission a $200,000 scoping study and business case for upgrading the century-old Walmer St Bridge in Richmond. Minister for Planning Richard Wynne attended today’s rally to save the narrow footbridge, a major thoroughfare for cyclists and pedestrians. The bridge is part of the Capital City Trail. Responsibility for its upkeep […]

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