VC71 Planning Code Reversed

VC71 Planning Code Reversed

Victoria Minister for Planning Matthew Guy

Baillieu Government Acts On Planning To Protect Melbourne’s Character

Victor P Taffa

The Baillieu Government has reversed Labor’s disastrous VC71 Planning Scheme changes which would have allowed huge, out of character developments along every Bus, Train, Tram or Light Rail Corridor across the Metropolitan Area.

Planning Minister Matthew Guy has acted swiftly to honour the Coalition’s commitments to local communities by reversing Labor’s VC71 amendments to clause 16 of the Victoria Planning Provisions which would have allowed high-rise, high density development along every Transport Corridor.

“Residents from Armadale to Essendon will now be saved from Labor’s disastrous one-size-fits-all approach to Metropolitan Planning.” Mr. Guy said.

“Overturning Labor’s planning law changes shows that the Baillieu Government is acting swiftly to protect Melbourne’s amenity and liveability from eleven years of Labor’s arrogance and incompetence.”

Municipalities most adversely affected by VC71 included:

  • Bayside,
  • Boroondara,
  • Glen Eira,
  • Kingston,
  • Monash,
  • Moonee Valley,
  • Port Phillip,
  • Stonnington,
  • Whitehorse,
  • Yarra.

Mr. Guy said that while reversing VC71 was important, a Baillieu Government remained committed to urban renewal in appropriate locations.

“The Coalition will define Activities Areas once and for all and bring forward an Urban Renewal Authority that manages urban change in places like Fishermans Bend that will provide an appropriate outlet for Melbourne’s Higher Density Needs.” Mr. Guy said.