Topic: Planning

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 […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Planning

Protecting The Iconic Barwon River

The Andrews Labor Government has announced a new body to protect and improve the Barwon River. Minister for Water and Member for Bellarine Lisa Neville joined Member for Geelong Christine Couzens today at the South Geelong Rowing Precinct to announce the new Ministerial Advisory Committee (MAC) for the Barwon, Moorabool and associated waterways. The MAC […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Water

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 […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Planning

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 […]

Categories: Media Release, 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 […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Planning

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 […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Planning

Supporting Build-To-Rent In Victoria

The Andrews Labor Government is acting to further improve housing affordability, by supporting Build-to-Rent (BTR), to improve access and choice for Victorians. The Build-to-Rent model – building properties to rent instead of selling them to individual buyers – can provide high quality and well maintained rental stock to Victorian renters. It builds on the Labor […]

Categories: Media Release, Treasurer

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 […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Planning

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 […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Planning

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 […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Planning