Topic: Planning

New Plans For North Melbourne Jobs Hub

The Victorian Government has unveiled detailed plans for the new Arden precinct, confirming North Melbourne as a major inner-city hub for thousands of jobs, affordable housing and transport links. The Draft Arden Precinct Structure Plan, released in partnership with the City of Melbourne, outlines a thriving new neighbourhood for Melbourne’s inner north-west centred around the […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Planning

Fixing Flammable Cladding Faster And Creating Local Jobs

The Victorian Government will fast-track the rectification of buildings with dangerous cladding to make them safer, sooner and create thousands of jobs as the economy rebuilds from the coronavirus pandemic. The Government’s $600 million plan to fix flammable cladding was originally designed to rectify up to 100 buildings per year. However, the Government today announced […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Planning

Permanently Protecting Our Iconic Yarra River

The Victorian Government is ensuring our iconic Yarra River remains protected from inappropriate development by introducing permanent planning controls to protect the river’s banks and improve water quality. The permanent controls will be applied along a 240 kilometre stretch of the river between Richmond and Warrandyte, setting tougher rules to prevent overshadowing. This follows interim […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Planning

Footy Legend’s Former Church Heritage Listed

A church founded by Fitzroy Football Club legend and tireless social justice campaigner Sir Douglas Nicholls is now heritage protected. Built in the 1860s as a church hall for the Bible Christian Church, Sir Douglas Nicholls was pastor of the Aboriginal Church of Christ on Gore St in the 1940s. The church has been included […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Planning

Major Restoration For A Mornington Peninsula Icon

One of the Mornington Peninsula’s best-known historical landmarks will be restored and protected for future generations to enjoy thanks to a funding boost from the Victorian Government. McCrae Lighthouse, the state’s tallest and an emblem of Port Phillip’s proud navigational history, will receive $1 million for urgent conservation works under the Government’s Living Heritage Program. […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Planning

More Time To Get Your Pool Registered

The Victorian Government is extending the deadline for the mandatory registration of private pools and spas due to the impacts of coronavirus. Private pool and spa owners now have until 1 November 2020 to register their pools with their local council – an extension of five months from the original 1 June deadline. The new […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Planning

Building Recovery Taskforce Continues Fast Tracking

The Victorian Government has fast tracked more than $1.2 billion worth of building and development projects as part of its ongoing work to kickstart Victoria’s economy and create thousands of jobs. The Building Victoria’s Recovery Taskforce was established last month to identify and accelerate shovel-ready priority projects that will deliver short and long-term jobs. The […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Planning

History Unearthed In The Heart Of Melbourne

The remains of an nineteenth-century girls’ school and thousands of artefacts that date back to the start of Melbourne’s historic settlement have been uncovered at a construction site in the heart of the CBD. The remarkable archaeological discovery was revealed during excavation works for the Aspire Melbourne development near the corner of La Trobe and […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Planning

Making Rebuilding Easier For Bushfire Affected Victorians

The Victorian Government is ensuring bushfire-affected Victorians can more easily rebuild their homes and businesses by fast tracking the planning process for those impacted. Under the new streamlined process, applications to rebuild dwellings or businesses damaged or destroyed by bushfire after 1 January 2019 will be exempt from some planning requirements – meaning permit applications […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Planning

Getting VCAT Moving Remotely During Coronavirus

The Victorian Government is ensuring the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) can hear important planning and other matters remotely, ensuring billions of dollars’ worth of projects can continue and Victorians can still access the justice they deserve during coronavirus. Work has already started on the $5.2 million upgrades required for the change, which will […]

Categories: Attorney-General, Media Release