Mornington Peninsula Shire Council (MPSC) resolved at the Planning Services Committee meeting on Monday, 18 May 2020 to make a submission to the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) on the proposed changes to permanent planning provisions for non-government schools.
Population projections indicate that school enrolments will continue to grow and are under pressure to expand to accommodate demand. To address these challenges, the Victorian Government made an election commitment on 8 October 2018 to:
…help build more schools for our growing suburbs sooner, by altering planning laws and creating a dedicated planning unit within the department to help fast-track non-Government school approvals for new schools and upgrades.
Consequently, DELWP reviewed the Planning Policy Framework in the Victoria Planning Provisions to identify opportunities to fast-track non-government school approvals.
In December 2019, the Victorian Government gazetted Amendment VC165, which facilitated the construction and upgrade of non-government schools that receive funding under the Victorian Government’s ‘Non-government Schools Capital Fund’. Further measures have been developed to build on the changes implemented by VC165.
You can download Council’s submission to DELWP using the link below:
MPSC Submission on Permanent Planning Provisions for Non-government Schools