Planning: Questions on Notice – Residential Zones, City of Melbourne

20 August 2015 Assembly Questions on Notice

Ms Sandell to ask the Minister for Planning — when will the Minister review the residential zones in the City of Melbourne, and will he take into account the recommendations of the City of Melbourne.

ANSWER:

– The Victorian Government has committed to conduct an independent review of the process of applying the residential zones

– The review will commence in the second half of the year. This will allow the current zones to settle and to ensure relevant data is available to provide a more holistic response to municipal housing needs.

– It is anticipated that outcomes of the review will also provide protocols for best practice consultation and the appropriate role of the Minister, councils and the community in the planning process.

– The government will ensure that any future application of the residential zones throughout our neighbourhoods will be undertaken in a clear, consultative and transparent manner.