Category: Minister for Planning

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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Protecting Children From Drowning This Summer

As the weather warms up Victorians are reminded to check on their backyard pool and spa fences, ahead of new regulations that will be introduced by the Andrews Labor Government next year. The Victorian Building Authority has prepared a voluntary register and new self-assessment tool for owners to check their fences, with a mandatory register […]

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Fishermans Bend Community Park Opens For Families

A new park for families and children has opened in Fishermans Bend, in another major step in the transformation of the area. The name of Kirrip Park was chosen through an extensive community consultation process by City of Port Phillip. ‘Kirrip’ means friendship or mate in the Boon Wurrung language. The 9,000 square metre park […]

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Project Digs For Victorian History At Inverloch Surf Beach

Over 150 years ago, as gold fever swept Victoria, a wooden cargo ship called the Amazon left 1860s Melbourne to travel to Mauritius with a load of salted goods. Two days later the Amazon hit a gale and was driven east through the Bass Strait for two days, the foresails splitting in the wind above […]

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Full Environmental Assessment For Crib Point Proposal

The proposed Crib Point Gas Import Facility and adjoining pipeline will undergo an Environmental Effects Statement (EES). The proposal by AGL and APA will be closely examined and subject to community submissions under the strongest environmental assessment process in the State. The project would see construction of a high-pressure gas pipeline to connect a liquid […]

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