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:
Kimberly Martin, Senior Project Officer, Planning Panels Victoria
☎Phone: (03) 8624 3266
✉ 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

  • Sarah Carlisle (Lead Chair)
  • Tim Hellsten (Chair)
  • Lisa Kendal (Chair)
  • Lester Townsend (Chair)
  • Con Tsotsoros (Chair)
  • Rodger Eade (Deputy Chair)
  • Mandy Elliott (Deputy Chair)
  • David Merrett (Deputy Chair)
  • Nick Wimbush (Deputy Chair)
  • Michael Ballock
  • Elissa Bell
  • Steve Blackley
  • Brodie Blades
  • Debra Butcher
  • Geoffrey Carruthers
  • Sally Conway
  • Shannon Davies
  • Peter Edwards
  • Rebecca Finn
  • Meredith Gibbs
  • Jonathan Halaliku
  • Ian Hamm
  • John Hartigan
  • Elizabeth Hui
  • Andrew Hutson
  • Shelley McGuinness
  • Peter Marshall
  • Rachael O'Neill
  • Kate Partenio
  • Annabel Paul
  • Lucinda Peterson
  • Lisa Riddle
  • John Roney
  • Simon Shiel
  • Deanne Smith
  • Adam Terrill
  • Jessica Tulloch
  • Nicola Ward
  • Michael Wheelahan
  • Catherine Wilson

Learn more about the members by reading their biographies (PDF, 227.2 KB) or (DOC, 165.0 KB).

Documents

All supporting documents for this project can be found here.

Supporting documents:

Current Referrals

Referral 7 - Preston Market Precinct Structure Plan and draft Amendment C182dare to the Darebin Planning Scheme


Referral 3 (Tranche 2) - Amendment c152bass – Wonthaggi North East Precinct Structure Plan to the Bass Coast Planning Scheme

Completed 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 (Tranche 1) – 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


Referral 6 - Arden Structure Plan and draft Amendment C407melb to the Melbourne 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 VPA Projects Standing Advisory Committee.

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

ACTION

DATE

Referred to the Committee

30 December 2020

Directions Hearing convened

8 February 2021

Roundtable convened

1 to 3 March 2021

Interim Report submitted

6 April 2021

Interim Report released to the public

19 April 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 VPA Projects Standing Advisory Committee.

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

ACTION

DATE

Referred to the Committee

28 December 2020

Directions Hearing convened

4 February 2021

Roundtable convened

15 to 17 March 2021

Report submitted

14 April 2021

Report released to the public

29 April 2021

Referral 3 - Tranche 1

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 VPA Projects Standing Advisory Committee.

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

ACTION

DATE

Referred to the Committee

31 January 2021

Directions Hearing convened

11 March 2021

Hearing convened

12 to 28 April 2021

Report submitted

2 June 2021

Report released to the public

15 June 2021

Referral 3 - Tranche 2

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

On the 3 April 2022 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 VPA Projects Standing Advisory Committee.

Committee members Tim Hellsten (Chair), John Hartigan (Member) and Nicola Ward (Member) will consider this matter.

ACTION

DATE

Referred to the Committee

3 April 2022

Directions Hearing convened

2 May 2022

Hearing

30 May to 23 June 2022

Report submitted

TBA

Report released to the public

TBA

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 VPA Projects Standing Advisory Committee.

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

ACTION

DATE

Referred to the Committee

8 March 2021

Directions Hearing convened

26 March 2021

Hearing convened

26 April to 14 May 2021

Report submitted

17 June 2021

Report released to the public

28 June 2021

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 VPA Projects Standing Advisory Committee.

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

ACTION

DATE

Referred to the Committee

23 March 2021

Directions Hearing convened

22 April 2021

Hearing convened

31 May to 10 June 2021

Report submitted

15 July 2021

Report released to the public

28 July 2021

Referral 6

Arden Structure Plan and draft Amendment C407melb to the Melbourne Planning Scheme

On 14 November 2021 the Minister for Planning referred the proposed draft planning scheme amendment C407melb, all unresolved submissions and other supporting documents relating to the Arden Structure Plan within the City of Melbourne to the VPA Projects Standing Advisory Committee.

Committee members Lester Townsend (Chair), Tim Hellsten (Co-Chair - Directions Hearing only), Geoffrey Carruthers (Member), Peter Marshall (Member) and Lisa Riddle (Member) considered this matter.

ACTION

DATE

Referred to the Committee

14 November 2021

Directions Hearing convened

9 December 2021

Hearing convened

8 February to 25 March 2022

Report submitted

2 May 2022

Report released to the public

16  May 2022

Referral 7

Preston Market Precinct Structure Plan and draft Amendment C182dare to the Darebin Planning Scheme

On 17 March 2022 the Minister for Planning referred the proposed draft planning scheme amendment C182dare, all unresolved submissions and other supporting documents relating to the Preston Market Precinct Structure Plan within the City of Darebin to the VPA Projects Standing Advisory Committee.

Committee members Tim Hellsten (Chair), Peter Edwards (Member), Rebecca Finn (Member) and Lucinda Peterson (Member) will consider this matter.

ACTION

DATE

Referred to the Committee

17 March 2022

Directions Hearings convened

1 April and 14 April 2022

Hearing

3 October to 9 November 2022

Report submitted

TBA

Report released to the public

TBA

More information

If you have any questions or would like further information about the VPA Projects Standing Advisory Committee, please email Planning Panels Victoria.

Copies of the published reports from the VPA Projects Standing Advisory Committee can be found on the Victorian Planning Authority website.