Planning for Sustainable Animal Industries

In September 2015, the Minister for Planning appointed the Animal Industries Advisory Committee to investigate how the planning system could better support animal industries in Victoria, while balancing environmental outcomes and community expectations.

In April 2016, the Animal Industries Advisory Committee released a final report which identified a broad range of issues that have affected Victoria’s farmers, local government and the community in recent years. 

In October 2016, the Minister for Agriculture and Minister for Planning released Planning for sustainable animal industries, the Victorian Government’s cross-departmental response to the Animal Industries Advisory Committee’s Final Report.

The package of reforms to the Victoria Planning Provisions were developed in conjunction with Agriculture Victoria and were subject to extensive engagement with the community, local government, the industry and other government agencies. The following is the Mornington Peninsula Shire's submission made during the extensive consultation phase:

Download submission: Sustainable Animal Industries Submission

Read more about planning reforms for animal industries in Victoria

Further information

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