The Victorian Planning Authority proudly acknowledges Victoria’s Aboriginal community and their rich culture and pays respect to their Elders past and present.

We acknowledge Aboriginal people as Australia’s first peoples and as the Traditional Owners and custodians of the land and water on which we rely.

We recognise and value the ongoing contribution of Aboriginal people and communities to Victorian life and how this enriches us.

We embrace the spirit of reconciliation, working towards the equality of outcomes and ensuring an equal voice.

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GAA Annual Report 2011-12

During the 2011/12 financial year, the GAA continued to focus on planning progressive, liveable and vibrant communities. The GAA also focussed on high level, long term planning to ensure that Melbourne’s new suburbs will have access to key infrastructure, local jobs and quality services.

The GAA has completed two high level planning projects during the past year. The unveiling of the Growth Corridor Plans and findings from the Logical Inclusions review were the culmination of 18 months of hard work and are major steps forward in planning for Melbourne.

Logical Inclusions give greater certainty to planning for the next upturn in demand, bringing an additional 5958 hectares into Melbourne’s  Urban Growth Boundary for commercial or residential development when required.

Completion of the Growth Corridor Plans was also a major achievement for the GAA, as these plans will guide the strategic management of Victoria’s four Melbourne metropolitan growth corridors by setting out broad transport networks, housing, industrial and employment areas, and biodiversity areas as part of the development of our city’s newest metropolitan suburbs.

GAA Annual Report 2011 – 2012

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