Topic: Planning

Planning Reforms To Boost Affordable Housing

The Andrews Labor Government is giving greater certainty to the community with new regulations to give stronger teeth to affordable housing agreements between Councils and developers. Minister for Planning Richard Wynne today announced that new regulations have come into force that better define ‘affordable housing’ and make it easier for Councils and developers to negotiate […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Planning

Improving Stormwater Management For Healthy Communities

The Andrews Labor Government has established a dedicated advisory committee to improve stormwater management, to create more liveable cities and healthier waterways and improve Victoria’s environment. The Improving Stormwater Management Advisory Committee will provide independent advice to Minister for Planning Richard Wynne and Minister for Water Lisa Neville on how to improve stormwater management and […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Water

Wonwondah Wind Farm To Power Western Victoria

A new 40 MW wind farm in Western Victoria that will power more than 25,000 households as part of the ongoing renewable energy jobs boom in Western Victoria has been given the crucial sign-off. Minister for Planning Richard Wynne today announced the approval of a thirteen-turbine facility near Wonwondah North. The wind farm will be […]

Categories: Minister for Planning, Ministers, Western Victoria Region

Landmark Legislation Passes To Protect Macedon Ranges

Victoria’s most iconic natural areas will now have better developmental protection than ever before, thanks to the passage of the Andrews Labor Government’s Distinctive Areas and Landscapes Bill 2017. The Bill was a key Labor Government election commitment to protect the iconic and historic Macedon Ranges region by declaring the Ranges a distinctive area – […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Planning

Protecting A Much-Loved Victorian Icon

Melbourne’s famed Festival Hall is a step closer to receiving heritage protection. The heartbeat of Melbourne’s arts, music and sporting culture was nominated for the Victorian Heritage Register in January, after a planning application was lodged with the City of Melbourne for a development on the site. Festival Hall has sat at the heart of […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Planning

Another Major Project For Growing Docklands

A major Docklands development that will create jobs and make the precinct a world-class place to live, work and raise a family is about to begin. Minister for Planning Richard Wynne today turned the first sod of construction to mark the start of works on the $67 million fresh food precinct, The Market, at The […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Planning

Jobs And Affordable Homes As Government Approves The Munro Project

The Andrews Labor Government has given the green light to an exciting new development that will create more jobs and affordable housing in the CBD. Minister for Planning Richard Wynne today announced planning approvals for the Munro site that sits within the Queen Victoria Market precinct. The development will feature two towers rising to 38 […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Planning

A better planning system and safer buildings

Reforms to planning will make it easier to build or renovate a home, prevent deadly cladding fires and ensure Victoria’s apartments are built to the highest standards of quality. The Victorian Budget 2018/19 includes $14.7 million to slash red tape and get new homes and renovations finished faster by putting an end to protracted permit […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Planning

Making Victorian Buildings Safer

Victorians living in high rise buildings will be better protected from the threat of deadly cladding fires, with more inspections than ever before. The Victorian Budget 2018/19 includes $25 million to give authorities the resources they need to check more buildings for dangerous and combustible materials – and crack down on builders who flout the […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Planning

Fixing Matthew Guy’s Mess At Fishermans Bend

Fishermans Bend and surrounding communities will have access to the schools, jobs, public transport and open space they deserve, as the Andrews Labor Government gets on with fixing the mess left by Matthew Guy and the former Liberal Government. The Victorian Budget 2018/19 includes $5 million to complete the planning and begin the delivery of […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Planning