The Victorian Government has released its response to the Major Hazard Facilities Advisory Committee Report on how to manage land surrounding major hazard facilities.

Major hazard facilities include oil refineries, chemical plants, and large fuel or chemical storage sites where hazardous materials are stored, handled or processed.

These facilities play a key role in supporting our industries and Victoria’s economic growth, and it is essential that land surrounding these facilities is carefully managed to protect community safety and ensure the continued operation of these facilities.  

The recommendations made by the committee have been broadly supported, and the Government Response sets out the government’s strategic approach for managing development close to major hazard facilities in Victoria.

Implementing the actions in the response will improve land management to ensure appropriate land use and development, while supporting the continued operation of these facilities and providing clear direction for local communities, councils and the property development industry.

Find out more: planning.vic.gov.au/major-hazard-facilities.