Our role

The Minister for Planning has appointed a Standing Advisory Committee to provide advice on the suitability of planning proposals to facilitate the renewal and redevelopment of existing public housing estates to increase the supply of social housing.

Terms of reference

Read the Social Housing Renewal Standing Advisory Committee terms of reference (PDF, 1.2 MB) or (DOCX, 80.0 KB).

Committee members

  • Kathy Mitchell (Chair)
  • Sarah Carlisle (Deputy Chair)
  • Debra Butcher
  • Rodger Eade
  • Peter Edwards
  • Mandy Elliott
  • Ann Keddie
  • Peter McEwan

Read the Standing Advisory Committee member biographies (PDF, 105.4 KB).


Debneys Precinct: Flemington Estate

Submissions period

The period for making a submission is from 26 June 2017 until 5pm on 21 July 2017.

More information on the proposal

Make a submission

Directions Hearing

A Directions Hearing will be held on Tuesday 15 August at Planning Panels Victoria, 1 Spring Street Melbourne.

Public Hearings

Public Hearings will commence in the week beginning 11 September 2017. If you wish to be heard at the Public Hearing, please make a submission above.


In accordance with the Terms of Reference, the Standing Advisory Committee must submit its report to the Minister within 20 business days from the last day of its hearings.

Guidelines and more information about public hearings

More information

Find out more about planning for social housing renewal.