Category: Minister for Planning

Green Light For A Major Makeover Of The Ritz Hotel

The Andrews Labor Government has given the green light for a major makeover of one of Geelong’s most iconic buildings. Minister for Planning Richard Wynne today announced the planning approval for a redevelopment of the historic Ritz Hotel. The $30.8 million development will transform the Ritz Hotel from a state of disrepair into a luxury […]

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Landmark Legislation To Protect The Macedon Ranges

The Andrews Labor Government is delivering on its election commitment to protect the iconic and historic Macedon Ranges region. Minister for Planning Richard Wynne will today introduce a Bill into Parliament that will allow Macedon to be declared a distinctive area, strengthening planning controls and protecting Macedon Ranges from inappropriate development. The Macedon Ranges boasts […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Planning, Northern Victoria Region

Taking Action On Cladding

The Andrews Labor Government will take action to prevent the use of combustible cladding on Victorian buildings as part of the most significant overhaul of the building sector in decades. The Government today released the Victorian Cladding Taskforce Chairs’ interim report, which outlines the extent of combustible cladding on buildings and makes significant recommendations to […]

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Environmental Effects Assessed For West Gate Tunnel

Minister for Planning Richard Wynne has signed off on the rigorous Environmental Effects Statement (EES) for the Andrews Labor Government’s landmark West Gate Tunnel. The West Gate Tunnel will keep Melbourne moving — because with no alternative, when the West Gate Bridge stops, Melbourne stops. The project will slash congestion, reduce travel times and create […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Planning, Western Metropolitan Region

New Suburbs In Melbourne’s North

The Andrews Labor Government is building new communities in Melbourne’s north with the services and infrastructure families deserve. Minister for Planning Richard Wynne today joined Member for Yan Yean Danielle Green and Member for Yuroke Ros Spence to unveil Melbourne’s latest suburbs, Donnybrook and Woodstock. Donnybrook and Woodstock will be developed over a 30-year period, […]

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Protecting Victoria’s Heritage To Preserve Our History

The Andrews Labor Government is cracking down on developers that flout Victoria’s heritage protection, with new laws coming into force this week. The Heritage Act 2017 is now in effect, ensuring Victoria’s long list of heritage assets is appropriately protected and reserved for future generations. Our heritage is our history and a celebration of Victoria’s […]

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Protecting Alphington’s Character And Building New Homes

The Andrews Labor Government is taking action to protect the character of the Alphington community, create more affordable housing and preserve treasured local heritage. Minister for Planning Richard Wynne today announced the old Boiler House – a dilapidated former power station built in 1954 – will not be granted heritage protection. The decision paves the […]

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Macaulay Amendment To Boost Jobs And Housing Affordability

The Andrews Labor Government is making homes in the inner city more affordable and creating local jobs with a new neighbourhood on the edge of the CBD. Minister for Planning Richard Wynne today announced changes to the Melbourne Planning Scheme that unlock millions of dollars of investment by rezoning industrial land for the new suburb […]

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80,000 Jobs And A First-Class Community For Fishermans Bend

The Andrews Labor Government is righting Matthew Guy’s wrongs by getting on with the largest urban renewal project in Australia. Minister for Planning Richard Wynne today joined Member for Albert Park Martin Foley at the construction site of the Montague Community Park to release the draft Fishermans Bend Framework and planning controls. As Planning Minister […]

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Ballarat Station Upgrade Given The Green Light

The revitalisation of the Ballarat Station Precinct can now be realised, thanks to development approval and the issuing of a Heritage Victoria permit. Heritage Victoria issued the permit today which will see key heritage features of the Goods Shed preserved at an estimated cost of $4 million. Existing railway tracks from the east of the […]

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