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1 VPELA Hot Topics Planning Panels Victoria Kathy Mitchell, Chief Panel Member

2 General Update/News Office of 6 Senior Panel Member’s, 2 Senior Project Manager/Officer, 5 admin support Goodbye Lester Townsend and welcome Margaret Baird for 12 months PPV – staying at 8 Nicholson Street Two additional sessional member mid term appointments (Mandy Elliot and Karina Shpigel) Sessional Member 3 year review at end of 2012 ‘New look’ for all PPV templates and guidelines

3 What we are doing Finalising Privacy Guidelines and Conflict of Interest Protocol Updating various templates and information (‘On the Papers’, pre-set dates, expert evidence, recording of hearings, FQA’s, ‘What is a Panel?’, Council checklists etc) OH&S: (hearing venues, site visits, driving, emergency manag’t) Regional Groups and PPV Interest Groups Continuing with time efficiencies, pre-set matters Increased use of website to disseminate information, especially for Advisory Committees:

4 Key Issues in 2012 Various Advisory Committees Land acquisition for new roads and road widening proposals MSS and policy reviews Activity Centre Structure Plans (height, setback, podium, built form, amenity) Gaming policies (discussed further) Heritage reviews - ongoing Residential Land Supply and Structure Plans (small towns, regional cities and metropolitan areas)

5 Advisory Committees/EES Armstrong Creek West AC Car Parking AC Urban Growth Boundary Reviews (LIAC & Anomalies) Healesville Koo Wee Rup Rd Upgrade AC Regional Rail Link Section 2 AC Potentially Contaminated Land AC Lonsdale Golf Course EES Princess H’way Duplication EES and AC

6 Key Planning Scheme Amds. Mildura C63, C67, C68 (retail) Campaspe C69, Moira C51, Greater Shepparton C121(rural land use strategies) Casey C136, Frankston C76, Greater Dandenong C115 (Duplication of Thompsons Road) Ballarat C148, C149 (rural land use strategy and redevelopment of Ballarat racecourse)

7 Planning Scheme Amds cont. Bayside Activity Centres C100, C101, C102, C103 (Sandringham Village, Bay Street, Church Street, Hampton Street Structure Plans) Brimbank C116, Melton C81, Wyndham C121 (Palmers Road/Robinson Road) Hobson’s Bay C76 (Newport Flour Mill, adjacent to Shell Storage Tanks) and C82 (redevelopment of the Caltex Terminal site for housing) Range of Heritage Amendments (Melbourne C186, Bayside C82, various in Stonnington and Boroondara)

8 Gaming Policies PPV preparing a status report on the various gaming policies have come before it (similar to NCO, MSS, PSP reviews it has undertaken) Ten Councils have had gaming policies before PPV (Campaspe, Bayside, Macedon Ranges, Yarra Ranges, Greater Geelong, Mitchell, Greater Bendigo, Maroondah, Stonnington, Port Phillip) Strip Shopping Centres (mapping, Clause 52.28) Net Community Benefit (see Berretta’s Langwarrin, and Greater Geelong, Yarra Ranges, Macedon Ranges and Bayside) Existing Use Rights (Deputy President Dwyer and Justice Osborn decisions) Destination Gaming (purpose specific trips c/w convenience gaming)

9 What we are doing less of (compared with previous years) Wind farms (change of Government policy) Growth Area PSP’s (less Panel involvement) Ministerial Call-ins (less occurring)

10 In the Pipeline.....? Tru Energy Gas Power Station EES Penshurst Wind Farm EES Western Highway Stages 2 and 3 Stonnington Amendment C154 (Chadstone) Melbourne Metropolitan Link Avalon Airport Rail Link

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