Category: Minister for Planning

Protecting Victoria’s Iconic Bellarine Peninsula

Victoria’s beautiful Bellarine Peninsula is now permanently protected from overdevelopment thanks to strengthened planning controls brought in by the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Planning Richard Wynne today declared this much-loved region a Distinctive Area and Landscape under the Planning and Environment Act 1987. The declaration follows extensive consultation with local communities, council and Traditional […]

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Stronger Powers For Building Regulator Under New Law

The Andrews Labor Government is delivering greater protections for building and apartment owners under sweeping new changes introduced to Parliament today. The Building and Environment Protection Legislation Amendment Bill will give stronger powers to the Victorian Building Authority (VBA) to investigate illegal phoenix activity, where companies deliberately go into administration to avoid liability for building […]

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Delivering Lasting Protections For The Bass Coast

Victoria’s precious Bass Coast region is now permanently protected from over-development thanks to strengthened planning controls introduced by the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Planning Richard Wynne was in the seaside town of Kilcunda today to officially declare the Bass Coast Shire including Phillip Island, the Bunurong coastlines from Inverloch to Cape Paterson, the George […]

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Standing Up For Combustible Cladding Owners In Victoria

The Andrews Labor Government will pursue dodgy building practitioners on behalf of owners of apartments covered in combustible cladding. The Building Amendment (Cladding Rectification) Bill 2019, introduced to Parliament today, includes a provision to allow the State to chase wrongdoers through the courts in cases where the State pays for rectification costs. This legislation will […]

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Record Grants Funding To Protect Victoria’s Heritage

The Andrews Labor Government is protecting Victoria’s most important cultural landmarks and buildings with a record $3 million in grants from the Living Heritage Program. This year’s program will fund 27 projects, which will see repairs and conservation works on significant places and objects, while supporting traditional trades and increasing tourism opportunities. The Labor Government’s […]

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Delivering Consistent Guidance For Solar Development

New planning guidelines are now in place for large scale solar development, providing certainty and confidence to the sector and encouraging greater investment, as part of the Andrews Labor Government’s renewable energy boom. The Minister for Planning Richard Wynne today introduced an amendment to all Victorian planning schemes, implementing the Solar Energy Facilities – Design […]

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Delivering Lasting Protection For The Surf Coast

Victoria’s iconic Surf Coast is now permanently protected from overdevelopment and urban sprawl thanks to safeguards brought in by the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Planning Richard Wynne today officially declared Torquay, Jan Juc and surrounds as Distinctive Areas and Landscapes (DAL) under the Planning and Environment Act 1987. The declaration comes after extensive consultation […]

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Funding To Help Councils Plan For Growth

The Andrews Labor Government is helping councils manage population growth with $4 million in grants and planning support for local governments across Victoria. Minister for Planning Richard Wynne today announced funding for 54 town planning projects that will streamline processes and lift the quality of development around the state. Forty-one councils are set to benefit […]

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CCTV And Lighting Upgrades To Mildura CBD Completed

Mildura’s CBD and riverfront have been enhanced with the installation of new CCTV cameras and additional lighting, thanks to a grant of more than $234,000 from the Andrews Labor Government. A grant from the Public Safety Infrastructure Fund has been used by the Mildura Rural City Council to improve lighting and install 17 CCTV cameras […]

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Protecting Agricultural Land Around Melbourne

Victorians have overwhelmingly backed the Andrews Labor Government’s election commitment to protect agricultural land on the edge of Melbourne from overdevelopment. At the 2018 election, the Labor Government promised to permanently tighten planning controls to better protect Melbourne’s green wedges and peri-urban agricultural land. Since then the Labor Government has been consulting with local communities […]

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