Month: March 2014

RESIDENTIAL ZONES STANDING ADVISORY COMMITTEE

The Minister for Planning has appointed a Standing Advisory Committee (the Advisory Committee) to consider the proposed application of the three new residential zones into council planning schemes.  Councils have until the end of June this year to implement the new residential zones. The purpose of the Advisory Committee is to assist councils and the… Read more »

NEW MINISTERS IN VICTORIA

On 13 march 2014, the Premier of Victoria announced the results of a Cabinet re-shuffle to take effect on 17 March.  The rumoured changes in recent weeks to the planning portfolio did not happen, with Matthew Guy remaining as Minister for Planning but also gaining Multicultural Affairs and Citizenship. Other changes of note to the… Read more »

HAPPY MOOMBA!

Moomba+Festival+Parade

This weekend in Melbourne we celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Moomba Festival.  The creation of Moomba was arguably the beginning of a wonderful tradition of major events in Melbourne. Following the demise of the Labour Day Procession in 1952, the then City Development Association and the Melbourne City Council proposed an autumn festival to… Read more »