Animal Industries Advisory Committee
An Advisory Committee has been 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 is 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
Hearing will be held on 22, 23, 24, 25 and 26 February 2016
Submission of Final Report
Final Report to be submitted within 40 business days of the completion of the Hearings
Report due no later that 29 April 2016
If you have any queries please contact Elissa Bell in Planning Panels Victoria on (03) 9223 5317 or firstname.lastname@example.org.