Victoria is growing fast. We need to secure the rock, gravel and sand required to build homes and infrastructure, to support our rapidly growing population.
Securing extractive resources, particularly in areas close to demand for construction, is a key part of delivering Helping Victoria Grow: Extractive Resources Strategy.
In 2018, two Strategic Extractive Resource Areas (SERA) pilot projects were announced. The pilot locations of South Gippsland Shire and Wyndham City were identified as critical resource locations in the Extractive Resources in Victoria: Demand and Supply Study, 2015-2050.
The SERA pilot project aims to safeguard the resources needed to build the infrastructure and homes our state needs. It has been developed in consideration of other existing land uses, environmental assets and community interests.
The SERA pilot project supports Plan Melbourne 2017-2050 (Policy 1.4.2) which states the need to:
Identify and protect extractive resources (such as stone and sand) important for Melbourne’s future needs.
The SERA pilot project will provide certainty to the community by trialing the use of planning controls to secure Victoria's extractive resources. The draft planning controls intend to ensure only appropriate development and land use occurs:
Have your say
Make a submission on proposed boundaries and planning controls to secure strategic extractive resources in two pilot locations.
Strategic Extractive Resource Areas pilot project
Submissions close on 24 July 2020
Submissions opens on
9.00am - Tuesday 26 May 2020
Submissions close on
5.00pm - Friday 24 July 2020