Planning: Questions On Notice – Moonee Valley Racecourse

MR DAVIS — To ask the Special Minister of State (for the Minister for Planning): In relation to the review of the residential planning schemes for the Moonee Valley Racecourse:

(1) When is the estimated date of completion.

(2) What is the cost to undertake the review.

(3) Who is undertaking the review.

(4) Will the report from the review be made public.

ANSWER:

A Ministerial Advisory Committee was appointed to consider the proposed redevelopment of the Moonee Valley Racecourse by the previous Minister for Planning on 19 March 2013.

The Advisory Committee provided its report to the previous Minister for Planning on 13 September 2013, and the process has concluded.

The fee for the Advisory Committee was set at the rate for a Panel appointed under Part 8 of the Planning and Environment Act 1987 (the Act). The cost of the Advisory Committee was met by the project proponent.

The Terms of Reference for the Advisory Committee specified that members must have knowledge and experience in strategic planning, transport, community facilities, including open space and sport and recreational planning, social planning, environmental sustainability, geotechnical and hydrological, heritage and design and built form. Planning Panels Victoria nominated experienced Panel Members to the Minister for Planning for appointment to the Advisory Committee pursuant to section 151 of the Act. The members appointed were Chief Panel Member Kathy Mitchell (Chair) and Sessional Members Gordon Anderson, Stephen Hancock, Jim Holdsworth and Lucinda Peterson.

The Advisory Committee report was publically released on 25 September 2014.

Information regarding the Moonee Valley Racecourse Redevelopment Advisory Committee, including the Terms of Reference, is publically available on the Department of Environment, Land, Water & Planning website.