Submissions to State Government

From time to time Council prepares submissions to State Government on matters that affect the Mornington Peninsula Planning Scheme.

Land Use Terms Advisory Committee

In December 2017 the Minister for Planning has appointed an Advisory Committee to review and recommend improvements to land use terms and their definitions in Clause 74 of the Victorian Planning Provisions. This is part of the Smart Planning program.

The Victorian Government initiated the Smart Planning program to reform and modernise the Victorian planning system. The aim of the Smart Planning program is to increase the effectiveness and efficiency of the operation of planning schemes.

The Advisory Committee is now seeking submissions on its Land Use Terms and Definitions Discussion Paper. The following is the Mornington Peninsula Shire’s submission to the Advisory Committee as adopted by Council at its Ordinary Council meeting on 27th March 2018.

Land Use Terms Advisory Committee Submission(PDF, 543KB)

Residential Aged Care Facilities Reform

Residential Aged Care Facilities Reform

Planning for Sustainable Animal Industries Submission to State Government

The Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources (DEDJTR) has released proposed changes to planning controls for animal industries for consultation. The changes are part of the ongoing response to the Animal Industries Advisory Committee, with the intention to improve the current Victorian planning systems. The improvements are proposed to better support the establishment and expansion of productive, competitive and market-responsive animal industries in Victoria, whilst balancing environmental outcomes and community expectations.

The Victorian Government is seeking feedback on proposed reforms to planning controls for Victoria's animal industries. The Mornington Peninsula Shire Council has submitted a response to the Planning for Sustainable Animal Industries Reforms which can be found below.

Sustainable Animal Industries Submission(PDF, 158KB)

 

Reforming the Victoria Planning Provisions Submission to State Government

The Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) on 16 October 2017 has released a discussion paper proposing changes to the structure and operation of the Victoria Planning Provisions (VPP). The initiatives form part of the Victorian Government’s Smart Planning Program, which was launched in July 2016. The program seeks to deliver long term, transformative change to the Victorian Planning System. The document proposes a number of changes to the VPPs including: restructuring and redrafting provisions; widening the opportunity to use the VicSmart assessment pathway for simple applications; reviewing and rationalising planning permit triggers; reviewing and increasing permit exemptions; and removing superfluous provisions.

The Victorian Government is seeking feedback on the proposed reforms to the Victoria Planning Provisions. The deadline for submissions to the discussion paper is 5:00pm on Friday 24 November 2017. The Mornington Peninsula Shire Council has submitted a response to Reforming the Victoria Planning Provisions which can be found below:

Reforming the Victoria Planning Provisions Submission(PDF, 620KB)