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 Business Plan 2008-2009

The Victorian Government’s sweeping changes to the planning process in the Growth Areas are a direct response to what our stakeholders have been telling us: we need to get more land to market far sooner. We are pleased to step into a role that will enable us to make a significant contribution towards achieving this goal.
Working with our council partners and the development industry, these reforms will enable us to reduce the time it takes to get land ready for development by more than a year. This in turn will help boost land supply, putting downward pressure on housing affordability while making sure the resulting communities are well designed and serviced.
We know – from research the GAA commissioned – that people want to live where there are job opportunities; healthy and safe communities; affordable living; and sustainable environments. With work on 37 new communities in the growth areas now underway we are confident that in the years ahead the growth areas will be ready to accommodate an increasing proportion of Melbourne’s rapidly growing population.

GAA Business Plan 2008 – 2009

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