Types of panels and committees
Different types of panels and committees may be appointed to consider and advise on planning proposals and policies.
Panels and committees administered by Planning Panels Victoria
Planning scheme amendments propose changes to policies, planning controls and/or the zoning of an area.
Planning panels are commonly appointed to consider submissions made about amendments to planning schemes and to make recommendations and advice about whether the amendment should proceed.
Details of panel reports for planning scheme amendments can be viewed on Amendments Online under the relevant planning scheme. Proposals that are the subject of more than one amendment will be listed under each of the relevant amendments.
A panel may be appointed to consider planning permits referred to or called in by the Minister, or applied for in conjunction with a planning scheme amendment.
Advisory committees may be appointed by the Minister to consider specific development proposals or to review planning policies.
Advisory committees are a means to obtain public input and assessment of issues. Advisory committees are appointed with a terms of reference approved by the Minister.
Advisory committees are generally established to consider matters under one of the following categories:
- proposals for a specific site, usually for a particular development of that site.
- to review planning controls or policy that does not necessarily apply to a particular site or area, for example, car parking controls and planning provisions.
- matters called-in by the Minister for Planning from the Planning Division of the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal, known as Appeal call-ins.
The Minister may establish an inquiry into the environmental effects of any works or proposed works to which the Environment Effects Act 1978 applies.