Topic: Planning

Golden Plains Wind Farm Granted Planning Permit

One of Australia’s largest wind farms is a step closer to construction, with Acting Minister for Planning Lily D’Ambrosio today announcing planning permit approval for the Golden Plains Wind Farm. The Golden Plains Wind Farm, about 60 kilometres north-west of Geelong, would create hundreds of jobs and generate nearly 3,000 gigawatt hours of electricity per […]

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Protecting The Great Ocean Road From Over Development

Minister for Planning Richard Wynne has refused a planning permit for a resort development at Apollo Bay, to protect the iconic township from inappropriate development. At the request of the Colac Otway Shire Council, Mr Wynne called in the proposal in 2017 and appointed an independent planning panel to assess the merits of the development. […]

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New Communities To Ease Housing Demand And Create Jobs

The Andrews Labor Government is boosting land supply and making housing more affordable, with three new communities in Melbourne’s suburbs. Newly approved communities of Minta Farm, Cardinia Creek South and Beveridge Central will provide homes and jobs close to schools, trains and upgraded roads. This is part of the Labor Government’s commitment to ensure a […]

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Protecting Children From Drowning This Summer

As the weather warms up Victorians are reminded to check on their backyard pool and spa fences, ahead of new regulations that will be introduced by the Andrews Labor Government next year. The Victorian Building Authority has prepared a voluntary register and new self-assessment tool for owners to check their fences, with a mandatory register […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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