Government declares war on planning red tape

VICTORIAN PLANNING SYSTEM

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  MINISTERIAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE

State Government response to the key                                     findings of the initial report  May 2012

MINISTER’S FOREWORD
I am pleased to release the report of the Victorian Planning System Ministerial Advisory Committee, and the Baillieu Government’s response to its key findings.
The Committee members have done a comprehensive job, making strong recommendations for long-term reforms that will benefit Victoria.
It is almost unprecedented for a policy review to receive such a huge response – 547 written submissions from individuals, community groups, local councils, peak bodies and businesses. The Committee’s meetings with 130 submitters ensured a full analysis of the planning issues facing all sectors of Victoria’s community.
Planning reforms to improve Victoria’s economic productivity are essential to providing more jobs.
Victorians deserve the best opportunities to start and run a business, to farm productively and to build a house.
We look forward to moving quickly on implementing key recommendations of this report that will improve these opportunities. This document outlines the Government’s initial response to the recommendations.
I would like to thank Geoff Underwood for chairing the committee, and Catherine Heggen, David Keenan, Terry Montebello, Jane Nathan and Leigh Phillips for their great work in listening to the Victorian community and providing this important advice to the Government.
 
Matthew Guy MLC
Minister for Planning
 
FOR FULL DETAILS REFER –  PAGES 1 TO 9 http://www.dpcd.vic.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0014/105251/Govt-Response-to-Recommendations-Final.pdf

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