Planning and Environment Act Review.
At Tuesday’s planning meeting I supported a submission by Council to the Planning and Environment Act Review.
The Victorian government is reviewing the Planning and Environment Act, which came into being in 1987 under the former Cain Labor government, replacing the Town and Country Planning Act. In early 2008, the government flagged its intention to review the P&E Act. The Act is the legislation which underpins planning schemes, planning decisions, appeals to VCAT, planning panels and all land use and development in Victoria. What's in and not in the Act, and its successor Act, affects all Victorians.
To kick off the review, the government has released the Planning and Environment Act Review discussion paper, and submissions were due by 1 May 2009.
Brimbank Council has just finalised its submission to the review and had an extension of time until after the planning meeting last night.