The Legislative Council’s Environment and Planning Committee sought submissions from the public to its Parliamentary Inquiry into the adequacy of the Planning and Environment Act 1987 and the Victorian planning framework.
The Terms of Reference covered a broad range of themes including, but not limited to, social and affordable housing, environmental protection, certainty and fairness in decisions, protecting heritage, delivery of housing and residential zones and any other relevant matters.
On 31 January 2022, Council endorsed a submission which advocates for stronger mechanisms to facilitate the provision of social and affordable housing, and better quality and diversity of housing supply to meet community needs. It also seeks greater clarity to guide protection of the Green Wedge, and advocates for better integration of environmental sustainability, vegetation protection and heritage protection outcomes with the Victorian planning framework. It also calls for changes to the current cap on developer funded contributions for community infrastructure in growth area plans.
The submission is consistent with previously adopted strategies and policies being implemented by Council. It also reinforces Council’s position in previously endorsed submissions to strengthen integration of the Planning and Environment Act 1987 and the Victorian planning framework.
For further information about submissions made you can email email@example.com or visit the Parliament of Victoria's — Inquiry into the Protections within the Victorian Planning Framework page.