Category: Minister for Planning

Guiding Victoria With Solar Farm Developments

The Andrews Labor Government has approved a major new solar farm north of Shepparton and released draft planning guidelines for the development of large solar farm projects across the state. Minister for Planning Richard Wynne announced today that he has approved the Congupna solar farm proposal, which will produce 68 MW of clean energy, create […]

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Fixing Matthew Guy’s Mess At Fishermans Bend

The Andrews Labor Government is fixing Matthew Guy’s botched rezoning of Fishermans Bend and protecting it from over-development, with a new planning Framework released today. The 480 hectare site in the heart of Melbourne would have been a concrete jungle under Mr Guy, who as Planning Minister rezoned swathes of inner-city land overnight – providing […]

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New Measures Reduce Risk From Major Hazard Facilities

The Andrews Labor Government is moving to protect industry and local residential areas from incidents at major hazard facilities (MHFs). Minister for Planning Richard Wynne has approved a new Ministerial Direction and planning policy which requires authorities to seek the views of both WorkSafe Victoria and the Minister for Industry and Employment before rezoning land within a […]

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Stopping Developers Ruining Bellarine And The Surf Coast

A re-elected Andrews Labor Government will permanently protect the Surf Coast and Bellarine Peninsula from over development, with planning protection enshrined in law. Former Planning Minister Matthew Guy and the Liberals gave developers in the region open slather, expanding Torquay and Point Lonsdale, and forcing small towns on the Bellarine Peninsula to absorb Geelong’s massive […]

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Affordable Housing And Hotel On World Trade Centre Site

A new development with apartments and a hotel on the former riverside World Trade Centre site will also offer 20 affordable homes offered at 50 per cent below market rents in perpetuity. Minister for Planning Richard Wynne will approve an amended planning permit for the former convention centre site at 7-23 Spencer Street Docklands. The […]

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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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