Topic: Planning

Protecting The Natural Beauty Of The Macedon Ranges

The Andrews Labor Government is delivering a crucial next step in the permanent protection of the iconic Macedon Ranges. Minister for Planning Richard Wynne was at Blackhill Reserve, near the beautiful town of Kyneton today to officially announce the final Statement of Planning Policy – a 50-year vision and strategy which provides unprecedented protection against […]

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Preserving A Ballarat Icon

Works to preserve, protect and open up one of Ballarat’s most historic buildings has begun, thanks to funding from the Andrews Labor Government. The Ballarat Mechanics Institute will receive $175,000 from round four of the Living Heritage Program for works to the basement of the iconic building, which was built in 1860. The Mechanics Institute […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Planning, Western Victoria Region

Victoria Leads The Way At Building Ministers Forum

Victoria has led a successful push to spur the Commonwealth into recognising an emerging national insurance crisis in the building industry. At the Building Ministers Forum in Canberra on Friday, the Federal Government agreed to convene an urgent meeting with the Insurance Council of Australia to address the highly stressed professional indemnity insurance market. The […]

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National Leadership Needed At Building Ministers Forum

Victoria is calling on the Commonwealth to ban combustible cladding and restore confidence in the building industry to avoid a national insurance crisis ahead of today’s Building Ministers’ forum in Canberra. Planning Minister Richard Wynne will seek a ban on all Aluminum Composite Cladding containing more than seven per cent polyethylene for use in Victoria, […]

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Expert Panel To Review Victoria’s Building System

The world-renowned building professional who led the review of high-rise regulation following the Grenfell Tower tragedy in London will be part of an expert panel that leads a comprehensive review of Victoria’s building system. Decorated British engineer Dame Judith Hackitt will be part of the six-person panel that will provide recommendations to Government on a […]

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Smarter Planning For School Infrastructure Upgrades

The Andrews Labor Government is making it easier for Catholic and independent schools to upgrade and build new vital education facilities across Victoria. Minister for Planning Richard Wynne has introduced a streamlined planning permit process for non-government schools that receive funding under the Non-Government Schools Capital Fund. The new planning process provides support to the […]

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Keeping Kids Safe With New Pool Safety Regulations

The Andrews Labor Government has introduced new mandatory safety regulations for private pools and spas in a bid to reduce the incidence of drownings among young children. The majority of drowning deaths of children under five happen in home swimming pools. In Victoria alone, there have been 27 fatal drownings in private swimming pools and […]

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Standing Up For Combustible Cladding Owners In Victoria

The Andrews Labor Government will pursue dodgy building practitioners on behalf of owners of apartments covered in combustible cladding. The Building Amendment (Cladding Rectification) Bill 2019, introduced to Parliament today, includes a provision to allow the State to chase wrongdoers through the courts in cases where the State pays for rectification costs. This legislation will […]

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Record Grants Funding To Protect Victoria’s Heritage

The Andrews Labor Government is protecting Victoria’s most important cultural landmarks and buildings with a record $3 million in grants from the Living Heritage Program. This year’s program will fund 27 projects, which will see repairs and conservation works on significant places and objects, while supporting traditional trades and increasing tourism opportunities. The Labor Government’s […]

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Delivering Consistent Guidance For Solar Development

New planning guidelines are now in place for large scale solar development, providing certainty and confidence to the sector and encouraging greater investment, as part of the Andrews Labor Government’s renewable energy boom. The Minister for Planning Richard Wynne today introduced an amendment to all Victorian planning schemes, implementing the Solar Energy Facilities – Design […]

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