The Andrews Labor Government is making it quicker and easier to build new homes in Melton, with a $65,000 grant to Melton City Council for new planning technology.
Funding to Melton will help pilot an auditing tool that will speed up assessment and approvals of engineering plans.
In addition, $1.36 million is being invested in seven support projects managed by the Victorian Planning Authority (VPA), working with the seven metropolitan growth corridor Councils. Key initiatives include a power utilities land manager to enable faster connections to new estates, a review of the Small Lot Housing Code to simplify the rules and adoption of best practice across Councils.
The funding is part of the Streamlining for Growth program, to improve planning in growth areas and help them flourish.
The Labor Government is investing $24 million into the Streamlining for Growth program over four years, to fund initiatives that will boost new affordable housing, jobs and infrastructure.
For more information, visit the Victorian Planning Authority at vpa.vic.gov.au/streamlining-for-growth-program.
Quotes attributable to Member for Kororoit Marlene Kairouz
“This will make it quicker and easier to plan and build in Melton.”
“It’s part of our ongoing investment to cut red tape and improve the planning process for growing communities like Melton.”
Quote attributable to Minister for Planning Richard Wynne
“We’re getting the planning right and delivering the infrastructure and services people in Melton, and across Victoria need.”