Launch Housing applied for permits for the development of transportable homes on land at 121 Ballarat Road, 125 Ballarat Road, 175-177 Ballarat Road and 185-189 Ballarat Road, Footscray (Permit No TP676/2016(1), TP772/2016(1), TP785/2016(1) and TP795/2016(1).

The proposal seeks approval for:

  • the development of 27 transportable dwellings; and
  • reduction in car parking.

Maribyrnong City Council issued a Notice of Decision to Grant a Permit for the permits in March 2017 and April 2017, and appeals to the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) was lodged in April 2017 and May 2017 seeking a review of the decisions.

The Minister for Planning called this matter in from VCAT pursuant to Section 58(2)(a) of Schedule 1 to the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal Act 1998.


The Minister appointed an Advisory Committee on 6 November 2017 pursuant to Section 151 of the Planning and Environment Act 1987 to provide advice to the Minister in relation to the determination of the applications for review P836/2017, P840/2017, P1090/2017 and P1091/2017 called in from VCAT.

The role of the Advisory Committee is to:

  • Give parties to the VCAT proceeding an opportunity to be heard in an independent forum in an informal, non-judicial manner
  • Give independent advice to the Minister for Planning on the matters outlined in the Terms of Reference.

Committee members

  • Alison Glynn (Chair)
  • John Glossop (Member)

Terms of Reference

The Minister for Planning signed a Terms of Reference (PDF, 697.9 KB) in relation to this matter on 6 July 2017.


Public Hearing

The Public Hearing was held on 8 August 2017.

All information provided at the Hearing has been treated as public documents.

Report The Advisory Committee submitted it's report on 4 September 2017.

More information

Day to day liaison, administrative and operational support to the Advisory Committee will be provided by:

Mr Steven Cox
Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning
☎ Phone: (03) 8683 0996
✉ Email: steve.cox@delwp.vic.gov.au

Page last updated: 12/09/19