Local residents can now have their say on the future of Melbourne’s growth and development.
Member for Gembrook Brad Battin said Victorians had been invited to contribute to the Victorian Coalition Government’s Metropolitan Planning Strategy, which will set a blueprint for Melbourne’s future over the next 40 years.
“Planning and growth are big issues in the Casey-Cardinia region – it’s important we have a consistent plan for development rather than the ad hoc approach of the former Labor Government,” Mr Battin said.
“This is a great opportunity for residents to speak up and influence the future of their suburb.”
A Conversation Toolkit designed to assist local groups to host their own discussions about the Metropolitan Planning Strategy has been developed based on questions relating to a Discussion Paper, Melbourne – let’s talk about the future released in October last year.
Funding and resources to assist community groups to conduct community consultation workshops are available, including access to facilitators, venue hire, or reimbursement for reasonable costs associated with hosting an event.
People can have their say by making a submission, registering their interest in participating in a forthcoming community event, or downloading the Conversation Toolkit from the Plan Melbourne website www.planmelbourne.vic.gov.au
The closing date for submissions to the Discussion Paper has been extended to 28 March 2013.