The Government Land Planning Service (GLPS) manages planning provisions relating to land owned by the Victorian Government.

This includes ensuring that appropriate planning provisions are in place on government land, correcting anomalies and updating planning provisions to accurately reflect planning use and development.

Sites considered under stream B require a planning scheme amendment/permit to be considered by the Government Land Standing Advisory Committee. The Advisory Committee collects submissions, facilitates a Hearing process and provides a report with recommendations on the planning proposal to the Minister for Planning.

Panel or Committee

The Government Land Standing Advisory Committee (GLSAC) was appointed in July 2015 to consider planning proposals for land owned, proposed to be owned in the future or to facilitate the delivery of priority projects by the Victorian Government.

Terms of reference

Committee members

  • Lester Townsend (Lead Chair)
  • Tim Hellsten (Chair)
  • Lisa Kendal (Chair)
  • Alison McFarlane (Chair)
  • Michael Ballock (Deputy Chair)
  • Elissa Bell (Deputy Chair)
  • Mandy Elliott (Deputy Chair)
  • Annabel Paul (Deputy Chair)
  • Brodie Blades
  • Debra Butcher
  • Geoffrey Carruthers
  • Sally Conway
  • Shannon Davies
  • Noelene Duff
  • Peter Edwards
  • Meredith Gibbs
  • Jonathan Halaliku
  • John Hartigan
  • Elizabeth McIntosh
  • Gabby McMillan
  • Michael Malouf
  • Rachael O'Neill
  • Kate Partenio
  • Cazz Redding
  • John Roney
  • Lynn Sweeney
  • Adam Terrill
  • Jessica Tulloch

Learn more about the members by reading their biographies (PDF, 219.9 KB) or biographies accessible version (DOC, 140.5 KB)



The Minister for Planning refers sites in tranches for the Committee's consideration.


Timing: minimum 6 weeks

The proposal for the site is placed on exhibition, including the relevant documentation and background reports. Submissions can be made during this period on Engage Victoria.

During Exhibition, the Committee may hold a Public Information Session to enable the general public to ask questions about the proposal and process.

Public Hearing

Timing: 4 weeks

Once the Committee has received all the submissions, a Public Hearing is held to provide submitters with an opportunity to be heard. This occurs roughly 20 business days after the close of exhibition.


Timing: 4 weeks

The Committee submits its report to the Minister for Planning within 20 business days from the last day of the Public Hearing or the final date of any further submissions requested by the Committee during the Public Hearing. Reports are released at the discretion of the Minister for Planning. This usually happens once a decision has been made on the matter.

Make a submission on a specific referral and find out more about the Advisory Committee process: Engage Victoria

Find out more about the Government Land Planning Service process and recent decisions: Government Land Planning Service

More Information

If you have any questions or need further information, get in touch via the contact details below.

  • For information about the Government Land Planning Service process, please contact:
    Government Land Planning Service
    ☎ Phone: (03) 8683 0950
    ✉ Email: glp.service@delwp.vic.gov.au
  • For information about the Advisory Committee and how to make a submission, please contact:
    Planning Panels Victoria
    ☎ Phone: (03) 8624 5715
    ✉ Email: planning.panels@delwp.vic.gov.au

Have your say

Find out how to get involved and have your say on specific planning proposals

Status: Open

Government Land Standing Advisory Committee

Matters are referred to the Government Land Standing Advisory Committee in tranches.

To view the list of referrals and to make a submission on a particular tranche, please visit Engage Victoria.

Have your say


All documentation relating to this project can be found here.

Government land policies and guidelines and previous Committee reports

Government land policies, guidelines and previous committee reports may be found on the Government Land Planning Service project page.

Panel documents