Strategic Planning Resources

One of the key roles of Council is to advocate, on behalf of the community, to the Victorian Government and Minister for Planning on various planning issues.

Advocacy Work

Port of Hastings

The Port of Hastings Development Authority was established in January 2012 to manage the development of Hastings as a future container port.

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Land Use Terms Advisory Committee

As part of the Smart Planning program launched in July 2016, the Minister for Planning appointed the Land Use Terms Advisory Committee in December 2017 to review and recommend improvements to land use terms and their definitions in Clause 74 of the Victoria Planning Provisions.

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Residential Aged Care Facilities Reform

The residential aged care (RAC) facilities reform was initiated by the Minister for Planning with the view of creating a more streamlined approach to developing RAC facilities to meet existing and future demand from an ageing population and allow older people to age in their local community.

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Planning for Sustainable Animal Industries

The Animal Industries Advisory Committee was appointed by the Minister for Planning to consider how the planning system supports the growth of animal industries in Victoria in the context of a changing industry, increased production, and response to market changes.

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Reforming the Victoria Planning Provisions

As part of the Smart Planning program launched in July 2016, the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning released a discussion paper on 16 October 2017 detailing the proposed changes to the structure and operation of the Victoria Planning Provisions.

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Thin Edge of the Wedge

Council continues to advocate to the State Government to reverse the three-storey McMansion planning decision which is a threat to Mornington Peninsula Villages.

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