Future Melbourne Committee considers submissions and requests independent panel appointed

February 12, 2015

On 3 February 2015, the Future Melbourne Committee considered the submissions received and resolved to request the Minister for Planning appoint an independent Panel. Whilst the Panel will consider all matters raised in the submissions, the Future Melbourne Committee specifically requested the Panel consider whether the purpose and objectives of the new development can be fully achieved utilising a land use zone other than the Capital City Zone.

It is anticipated that a directions hearing will take place in early March 2015 and the panel hearing in early April 2015.

Once the Panel has been appointment, Planning Panels Victoria will advise all submitters of the directions hearing and panel hearing dates and submitters will have an opportunity to make a verbal presentation to the Panel.