Topic: Planning

Nation-Wide Agreement To Boost Building Standards

Victoria will work with the states, territories and the Commonwealth to raise building standards across Australia, following concerns stemming from flammable cladding and structural crack in buildings. The landmark agreement was reached between the nation’s ministers responsible for the building industry at the Building Ministers Forum in Sydney. The agreement means the Australian Building Codes […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Planning

Tackling High-Risk Cladding To Keep Victorians Safe

The Andrews Labor Government will establish a world-first program to tackle high-risk cladding and keep Victorians safe. Premier Daniel Andrews joined Minister for Planning Richard Wynne to announce a $600 million package to fix buildings with combustible cladding. The grants will fund rectification works on hundreds of buildings, found to have high-risk cladding, to make […]

Categories: Media Release, Premier

Have Your Say On Caravan Park Regulations

Victorians will help shape future caravan park regulations, with consultation now open to ensure the industry operates effectively into the future. Caravan parks are popular holiday destinations, while also providing options for affordable housing and retirement living. The regulations under review set out requirements for caravan parks and movable dwellings on topics including health and […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Planning

Major Expansion Approved For Westfield Doncaster

The Andrews Labor Government is ensuring Melbourne remains Australia’s capital for fashion, food and retail with the approval of the masterplan for a $500 million redevelopment at Westfield Doncaster. Minister for Planning Richard Wynne today gave the stamp of approval for the masterplan which will create around 2000 jobs in construction and 2,900 new full […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Planning

Better Protecting The Surf Coast And Bellarine Peninsula

The Andrews Labor Government is delivering permanent protections to Surf Coast and Bellarine Peninsula communities to safeguard their precious coastlines from overdevelopment and urban sprawl. Minister for Planning Richard Wynne today announced the start of community engagement to declare Torquay, Jan-Juc and surrounds, and the Bellarine Peninsula communities as Distinctive Areas and Landscapes under the […]

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Cutting Red Tape In Victoria’s Planning Processes

The Andrews Labor Government has ordered a comprehensive review of Victoria’s building and planning approvals processes to remove red tape, and streamline local and state government planning systems. Victorian Treasurer Tim Pallas and Planning Minister Richard Wynne have instructed the Red Tape Commissioner complete a review, aimed at removing delays and support the delivery of […]

Categories: Media Release, Treasurer

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 […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Planning

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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New Homes And More Jobs In Our Fastest Growing Areas

More than 50,000 new homes will be built across land to be released over the next four years, improving Melbourne’s housing affordability and creating jobs in growth areas. The Andrews Labor Government is planning for 12 new communities to sustain Melbourne’s 15-year land supply, which is critical for keeping house and land packages affordable. Detailed […]

Categories: Media Release, Treasurer

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 […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Planning