Planning: Questions on Notice – Third Party Notice and Appeal Rights

20 August 2015 Assembly Questions on Notice

Ms Sandell to ask the Minister for Planning — will the Minister reinstate third party notice and appeal rights in the Capital City Zone.

ANSWER:

– Melbourne City Council are the Responsible Authority for administering and enforcing the Melbourne Planning Scheme for a proposal with a gross floor area less than 25 000 sqm. I am the Responsible Authority for proposals above this size.

– Within the Capital City Zone, third party notice and appeal rights exist for a limited range of uses. Buildings and works and the majority of uses encouraged in the Capital City Zone are exempt from third party notice and appeal rights. These rights have existed since the introduction of the new format Planning Schemes in 1998.

– I do not intend to reinstate these rights at this point in time.