In this update:
(1) VCAT case to help objectors argue against overdevelopment
(2) VCAT makes Hearing CDs available again after SOS lobby effort
(3) East West Link & Plan Melbourne undermined by resignation of advisory committee
(4) Plan Melbourne – update
(5) Want a speaker on planning issues for your group?
The integrity of the new draft planning strategy for Melbourne has been thrown into doubt after its Ministerial advisory panel resigned over key transport concerns.
Plan Melbourne, VicSmart and New Residential Zones
The focus of Plan Melbourne is to drive delivery and facilitate development in general (Direction 7.1, p.163). Virtually every aspect of the planning regime is to be modified to facilitate the economic vision of Plan Melbourne and make it “more relevant”. This includes the entirety of each planning scheme - the new zones, changes to existing Overlays and Particular Provisions and the state and local planning policy frameworks (SPPF and LPPF) which will soon be rolled into one PPF.
The reforms detailed in this document could not only improve the quality of planning outcomes and the fair and efficient administration of justice, but also reduce the number and length of hearings in the planning list, thus reducing VCAT costs as well.
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