Melbourne City Council has been caught out and is not sure as to the impact Victoria’s new planning scheme zones, announced on May 8, will have on Melbourne
On Tuesday May the 14th “Future Melbourne Committee” Anthony van der Craats, resident, asked the Committee a question in relation to the Minister for Planning’s recently announced changes to the Victorian Planning Scheme, which resulted in the abolition of Business 1 Zones, when will the City of Melbourne be undertaking a review of the [new] schemes?
In response to the question the Director City Planning and Infrastructure, Geoff Lawler advised that “it is very early days as the rezoning has just been announced. He is currently beginning to understand the process and will bring the information to Councillors once it is fully known”
Council better get it’s act together no later than June if confidence in planning administration is to be maintained.
The new planning regime starts July 1.