Planning Archive

New population projections suggest Melbourne could grow by 83% to 10.3 million in 2061 (28 November 2013)

Latest population projections for Australia released yesterday by the Australian Bureau of Statistics suggest that Melbourne and Victoria will continue to accommodate strong population growth over the coming 50 years. The statistics released by the ABS forecast that according

Queensland Government releases plan to encourage resources sector growth on Cape York Peninsula (21 November 2013)

Queensland’s Liberal-National Government has released for public comment its blueprint for the future of Cape York Peninsula. Queensland’s Deputy Premier and Minister for State Development, Infrastructure and Planning, Mr Jeff Seeney, said the draft Cape York Regional Plan delivers

Victoria’s 40 year planning strategy released, and ‘new’ Melbourne Planning Authority launched (14 October 2013)

AN independent body that will give advice to the State Government on planning matters was launched last week. The Melbourne Planning Authority has been created to implement Plan Melbourne – the Victorian State Government’s the new 40-year planning blueprint

Mr Eric Lumsden to resign as head of Western Australia’s Department of Planning (19 September 2013)

Western Australia’s Planning Minister, Mr John Day, has announced that Mr Eric Lumsden has been appointed to continue as the chair of the Western Australia Planning Commission (WAPC) for three years. WAPC is the statutory authority with State-wide responsibilities

Upcoming Event | Victorian Managed Insurance Authority’s Risk Conference | Melbourne, 7 & 8 October 2013

With global financial crises, increasing social complexity, ever emerging instances of cybercrime and unnaturally large weather disasters occurring more frequently, the risk landscape facing governments large and small grows more challenging by the day. The Victorian Managed Insurance Authority’s

Planning in Victoria: new Rural Zones aim for greater flexibility (17 August 2013)

Victoria’s Minister for Planning, Mr Matthew Guy, has approved the final stage of [planning] Zone Reforms by releasing the Government’s final Rural Zone proposals. Victoria’s six Rural Zones include the Farming Zone, Rural Living Zone, Rural Activities Zone, two

Victoria seeks to position itself as Australia’s freight capital (14 August 2013)

On 13 August 2013, the Victorian State Government released its vision for maintaining and increasing Victoria’s competitive edge as Australia’s freight and logistics capital: Victoria – The Freight State. Victoria’s Premier, Mr Denis Napthine, joined by Minister for Ports,

Ministerial Advisory Committee chaired by Mr Geoff Underwood appointed to conduct full review of Victoria’s State Planning Policy Framework (19 July 2013)

Victoria’s Minister for Planning, Mr Matthew Guy, has announced a full review of the State Planning Policy Framework (SPPF) in order to deliver on the state’s new Metropolitan Planning Strategy and its Regional Growth Plans. “Reforming Victoria’s SPPF is

Queensland Government announces ‘streamlined’ environmental impact statement (EIS) process for resources projects (19 July 2013)

On 17 July 2013, Queensland’s Deputy Premier and Minister for State Development, Infrastructure and Planning – Mr Jeff Seeney – announced significant cuts to red tape aimed at making it easier to invest in Queensland’s resources’ sector. Mr Seeney

World Meteorological Organisation releases report on decade of climate extremes (5 July 2013)

GENEVA 3 July 2013 – The world experienced unprecedented high-impact climate extremes during the 2001-2010 decade, which was the warmest since the start of modern measurements in 1850 and continued an extended period of pronounced global warming. More national