Overview

Background

The VPA is responsible for preparing development plans and other proposals in identified metropolitan, growth areas and regional cities and towns. Some of these plans are to be approved through the planning scheme amendment process using the provisions of section 20(4) of the Planning and Environment Act 1987.

The Committee will provide a timely and targeted process which allows submissions to be made to the VPA on a draft plan and associated draft planning scheme amendment. The Committee will assess the merits of any unresolved issues before the final planning scheme amendment is submitted to the Minister for Planning for approval.

The purpose of the committee is to provide advice to the Minister for Planning and the VPA on specific matters referred to it by the VPA in relation to various projects with State and regional significance, including structure plans, infrastructure and development contribution plans, framework plans, development plans and any associated draft planning scheme amendment and planning permits.

More Information

For questions regarding current and future referrals, please contact:
Dana Kushnir, Planner, Victorian Planning Authority
☎Phone: (03) 9651 9664
✉ Email: dana.kushnir@vpa.vic.gov.au

For questions regarding the Advisory Committee process, please contact:
Andrea Harwood, Senior Project Manager, Planning Panels Victoria
☎Phone: (03) 8392 5123
✉ Email: planning.panels@delwp.vic.gov.au

Panel or Committee

Terms of Reference

The VPA Projects Standing Advisory Committee was appointed in July 2020 to advise the Minister for Planning and the VPA on specific matters referred to it by the VPA in relation to various projects.

Terms of Reference (PDF, 150.6 KB) or (DOCX, 58.4 KB)

Advisory Committee Members

  • Nick Wimbush (Lead Chair)
  • Sarah Carlisle (Chair)
  • Tim Hellsten (Chair)
  • Lester Townsend (Chair)
  • Con Tsotsoros (Chair)
  • Rodger Eade (Deputy Chair)
  • Geoff Underwood (Deputy Chair)
  • Michael Ballock
  • Meredith Gibbs
  • Jonathan Halaliku
  • John Hartigan
  • Shelley McGuinness
  • David Merrett
  • Kate Partenio
  • Annabel Paul
  • John Roney
  • Deanna Smith
  • Nicola Ward
  • Catherine Wilson

Learn more about the members by reading their biographies (PDF, 158.2 KB) or (DOC, 94.5 KB).

Documents

All supporting documents for this project can be found here.

Supporting documents:

Current Referrals

Referral 1 - Bannockburn Growth Plan and draft Planning Scheme Amendment to the Golden Plains Planning Scheme
Referral 2 – Amendment c156mona – PMP Printing Precinct Comprehensive Development Plan (CPD) to the Monash Planning Scheme
Referral 3 – Amendment c152bass – Wonthaggi North East Precinct Structure Plan to the Bass Coast Planning Scheme
Referral 4 – Craigieburn West Precinct Structure Plan (PSP) and draft Planning Scheme Amendment to the Hume Planning Scheme
Referral 5 – Amendment C193: Lilydale Quarry Comprehensive Development Plan to the Yarra Ranges Planning Scheme

Referrals

Referral 1

Bannockburn Growth Plan and draft Planning Scheme Amendment to the Golden Plains Planning Scheme

On 30 December 2020 the Minister for Planning referred the proposed draft planning scheme amendment, all unresolved submissions and other supporting documents relating to the Bannockburn Growth Plan within Golden Plains Shire Council to the Victorian Planning Authority Priority Projects Standing Advisory Committee.

Committee Members Tim Hellsten (Chair) and Shelley McGuinness (Member) considered this matter.

A Directions Hearing for Referral 1 was held on Monday 8 February 2021.

A Roundtable Hearing for Referral 1 was held on Monday 1 March to Wednesday 3 March 2021.

Referral 2

Amendment c156mona – PMP Printing Precinct Comprehensive Development Plan (CPD) to the Monash Planning Scheme

On 28 December 2020 the Minister for Planning referred the proposed draft planning scheme amendment, all unresolved submissions and other supporting documents relating to the PMP Printing Precinct located in Clayton in the City of Monash to the Victorian Planning Authority Priority Projects Standing Advisory Committee.

Committee members Tim Hellsten (Chair) and John Roney (Member) considered this matter.

A Directions Hearing for Referral 2 was held on Thursday 4 February 2021.

A Roundtable Hearing for Referral 2 was held on Monday 15 March to Wednesday 17 March 2021.

Referral 3

Amendment c152bass – Wonthaggi North East Precinct Structure Plan to the Bass Coast Planning Scheme

On the 31 January 2021 the Minister for Planning referred the proposed draft planning scheme amendment, all unresolved submissions and other supporting documents relating to the Wonthaggi North East Precinct Structure Plan within Bass Coast Shire Council to the Victorian Planning Authority Priority Projects Standing Advisory Committee.

The Committee members considering this matter are Tim Hellsten (Chair) and John Hartigan (Member).

A Directions Hearing for Referral 3 was on Thursday 11 March 2021.

A Hearing for Referral 3 will be held on Monday 12 April to Friday 15 April, Tuesday 20 April, Friday 23 April, Monday 26 April, Wednesday 28 April and Friday 30 April 2021 by video conference.

If you would like to observe the Hearing for this matter, please email Planning Panels.

Referral 4

Craigieburn West Precinct Structure Plan (PSP) and draft Amendment to the Hume Planning Scheme

On 8 March 2021 the Minister for Planning referred the proposed draft planning scheme amendment, all unresolved submissions and other supporting documents relating to the Craigieburn West Precinct Structure Planning within the City of Hume to the Victorian Planning Authority Projects Standing Advisory Committee.

The Committee members considering this matter are Nick Wimbush (Lead Chair – Directions Hearing only), Sarah Carlisle (Chair - Hearing) Deanne Smith (Member) and Michael Ballock (Member).

A Directions Hearing for Referral 4 was held on Friday 26 March 2021.

A Hearing for Referral 4 will be held on Monday 26 April to Tuesday 27 April, Thursday 29 April to Friday 30 April, Monday 3 May to Thursday 6 May, Monday 10 May to Wednesday 12 May and Friday 14 May 2021.

If you would like to observe the Hearing for this matter, please email Planning Panels.

Referral 5

Amendment C193: Lilydale Quarry Comprehensive Development Plan to the Yarra Ranges Planning Scheme

On 23 March 2021 the Minister for Planning referred the proposed draft planning scheme amendment, all unresolved submissions and other supporting documents relating to the Lilydale Quarry Comprehensive Development Plan within Yarra Ranges Council to the Victorian Planning Authority Projects Standing Advisory Committee.

The Committee members considering this matter are Sarah Carlisle (Chair – Directions Hearing), Con Tsotsoros (Chair – Hearing), Kate Partenio (Member) and John Hartigan (Member).

A public Directions Hearing for this referral will be held by MS Teams video conference at 10.00am on 22 April 2021.

If you would like to observe the Hearing for this matter, please email Planning Panels.

Directions Hearing

You can join the Directions Hearing meeting via MS Teams.

A guide to using is MS Teams is available:

More information

If you have any questions or would like further information, please email Planning Panels.