The Ministerial Advisory Committee has delivered its advice to the Minister for Planning. Consideration is being given to the findings and options.


The Victorian Government is committed to increasing the supply of affordable housing.

The Minister for Planning has established a Ministerial Advisory Committee on Planning Mechanisms for Affordable Housing.

The Advisory Committee will consider and provide advice to the Minister on possible models and options to facilitate the supply of affordable housing through the Victorian planning system.

The committee will provide its advice to the Minister within three months of its initial meeting. The advisory committee will operate for a period of up to six months from the date of its initial meeting.

More information

All inquiries relating to the Panel should be emailed to: plan.affordablehousing@delwp.vic.gov.au

Panel or Committee

Committee Members

Jude Munro, former CEO of Brisbane City Council, is experienced in guiding large complex organisations. Jude has served on 20 boards including as chair of the Victorian Planning Authority, a director of a national aviation business, an airport, a development company, a bus company, and a director of one of Australia’s largest not-for-profits running hospitals and other services. She is currently also Chair, Victorian Pride Centre Board which is building Australia’s first and iconic centre for the LGBTIQ community. Jude is also a mentor for CEOs.  

Jude has been made an Officer of the Order of Australia, awarded keys to the City of Brisbane, in the Deloitte’s top 50 LGBTI executives, and awarded the IPAA Queensland Governor’s Award for excellence in the public sector.

Michael is a participant in the Australian social and affordable housing industry, with extensive leadership experience in both private and public sectors, spanning three decades and several countries.  

Under his stewardship Housing Choices has grown, in ten years, to be the fourth largest housing association in Australia. He is currently the Chair of the Community Housing Industry Association. He is also and Chair of the South Australian Planning Commission reflecting his experience in Urban Planning and Development.  

In the mid 2000s he led the Glasgow Housing Association through the transfer of the largest volume of public housing stock in Europe. He served as Chief Executive Officer of the New Zealand Housing Association. As Executive Director the Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI) he initiated a major restructure that saw it become the pre-eminent research resource for the housing industry in Australia. He led a significant Government Department in South Australia.  

Michael is adviser to Australian governments at all levels, and an advisor to the World Health Organisation (WHO). He is a leading advocate for reform across the housing and planning sectors in Australia and is also an experienced board director and University governor

Rory Costelloe has spent the past 30 years delivering truly innovative communities which offer the people living in them a healthier and happier lifestyle. This has been underpinned by communities defined by extensive green open space and amenity specifically designed to encourage residents out of doors and to get active. 

Rory has always held a keen interest in sustainability. He has recently been channelling this passion to lead property industry towards a sustainable future by greater incorporation of water and energy saving initiatives being integrated into new developments.

Jessie has been with the City of Moonee Valley since June 2017 and manages the Strategic Planning Department which includes the areas of economic development, city design, sustainability and strategic planning. Jessie was previously the Manager, Strategic Planning at the City of Ballarat. 

Prior to working in local government, Jessie worked with Parsons Brinckerhoff and Research Planning Design Group. Jessie has also worked in a variety of consulting roles and local and state government positions in both regional Victoria and Melbourne over the last 16 years. Her experience includes strategic and statutory land use planning, economic development and facilitation, diverse policy and strategy development and delivery.

Stephen is an independent planning consultant, and lecturer in Urban Planning with RMIT's School of Global, Urban and Social Studies. His research and practice focus on planning systems and regulatory design. He has experience in planning practice at state and local government. 

Stephen is a Planning Editor of the Victorian Planning Reports. He is a former Vice President and Policy Convenor of the Planning Institute of Australia Victorian Division. He is also a former co-editor of the magazine Planning News.

He is the author of The Victorian Planning System: Practice, Problems and Prospects (Federation Press, 2017).

Marcus is a founding partner at SGS Economics and Planning. He has extensive experience in public policy analysis as an urban economist and planner. Marcus specialises in metropolitan governance systems, housing policy (including social housing), infrastructure funding and the links between urban structure and economic performance.

Marcus has held various roles within universities and state and commonwealth government, including as an advisor to the Planning and Housing Minister in Victoria. He has also led substantial pieces of work including the Housing and Infrastructure Study for the commonwealth government.

Marcus was recently awarded with a Planning Institute of Australia Life Fellowship

Roger Teale is Head of Markets Property for Lendlease Victoria and is responsible for driving Lendlease’s business, industry and government networks in the state. In addition, Roger identifies new market opportunities working across Lendlease’s Property and Construction groups 

Roger has been involved in the property industry for over two decades and was the immediate past President of the Property Council of Victoria (2017-2019) and has held a number of advisory roles including the Victorian Aboriginal Economic Board to the Victorian Government and Building Industry Consultative Committee (BICC).