Proposed Regional Parks

Continuing a long tradition of open space planning for Greater Melbourne, the Victorian Government has committed to delivering three new metropolitan parks in Melbourne’s growth corridors to ensure the future liveability for communities in these emerging areas.

On 21 March 2018, the Minister for Planning referred the following regional park proposals to the Regional Parks Standing Advisory Committee:

Read more about the project here.


Regional Parks Standing Advisory Committee

The Minister for Planning appointed the Regional Parks Standing Advisory Committee in November 2017 to consider draft Amendment GC99 to the Melton, Casey and Wyndham Planning Schemes and draft Amendment C238 to the Casey Planning Scheme and submissions made in response to in, in accordance with the Regional Parks Standing Advisory Committee Terms of Reference. The Regional Parks Standing Advisory Committee will provide independent advice to the Minister for Planning on the suitability of changes to planning provisions to facilitate the delivery of regional parks in Victoria.

Submissions

Submissions to the Regional Parks Standing Advisory Committee closed on 6 July 2018.


Hearings

Directions Hearing

A Directions Hearing will be held on Wednesday 8 August 2018 at Planning Panels Victoria, Hearing Room 2, 1 Spring Street, Melbourne.

You should attend the Directions Hearing if:

  • you are unfamiliar with the Panel process and wish to participate in the Public Hearing process
  • you have questions about the Panel process or wish to raise any procedural issues.

The purpose of the Directions Hearing is generally to make arrangements for the running of the Hearing, set dates for the exchange of information, including expert evidence, and sometimes arrange a site visit.


Public Hearing

The purpose of the Public Hearing is to give people an opportunity to speak in support of their written submission and to hear from the Proponent. Parties who have requested to be heard by the Advisory Committee will be allocated a presentation time on the Hearing Timetable.

Contact Us

For questions about the Advisory Committee and Hearing process, please contact:

  Name
Planning Panels Victoria
  Phone
03 8392 5123

For questions about the proposed regional parks, acquisition and compensation process, please contact DELWP Land Management Division

  Phone
03 9637 8014