Animal Industries Advisory Committee
The Animal Industries Advisory Committee was appointed to consider how the planning system can support the establishment and expansion of productive, competitive and market-responsive animal industries in Victoria, balancing environmental outcomes and community expectations.
The Advisory Committee was required to provide advice to the Minister for Planning and the Minister for Agriculture, in accordance with the approved Terms of Reference (Version 2) (PDF 562.8 KB) on:
- The role and function of the planning system in supporting the establishment and expansion of animal industries in the context of changing industry practice to increase production, be competitive and respond to market changes; and
- The adequacy of the definition of 'intensive animal husbandry' in Clause 74 of the Victoria Planning Provisions and all planning schemes having regard to emerging farming systems and practices, incremental changes to existing operations over time and changing consumer preference.
The Advisory Committee comprises:
- Lester Townsend (Chair)
- Hugh Millar
- Katherine Navarro
- Lucinda Peterson
Progress of the Advisory Committee
Updates on the progress of the Advisory Committee, including any Hearings that may be held will be provided on this web page.
Discussion Paper released
Discussion Paper (PDF 1.3 MB) available for public comment
The period for making a submission closed on 5 February 2016 - 146 submissions were received
The Hearing were held on 22, 23, 24, 25 and 26 February 2016
Submission of Final Report
In accordance with the Terms of Reference the Advisory Committee's Final Report was to be submitted within 40 business days of the completion of the Hearings
Final Report submitted on 29 April 2016
Final Report and Victorian Government response
The Advisory Committee submitted its Final Report (PDF 2.0 MB)to the Minister for Planning and the Minister for Agriculture on 29 April 2016.
The Victorian Government response, Planning for Sustainable Animal Industries (October 2016) and more information can be viewed on the Agriculture Victoria website.
If you have any queries please contact Elissa Bell in Planning Panels Victoria on (03) 9223 5317 or firstname.lastname@example.org.