Residents and community groups across Melbourne and regional Victoria are hitting back against State Government plans to rip environmental and amenity protections from the Victorian Planning Scheme, deny resident rights to object to development proposals and strip planning powers from Councils.
Planning Democracy and the Green Wedges Coalition are launching the ‘Livable Victoria Manifesto’. The Manifesto argues for progressive, democratic planning reforms and rejects development industry demands to scrap regulation and citizen input in planning decisions.
Community groups are invited to join the launch at 2pm on Sunday, 24 September at the East Melbourne Library, 122 George St, East Melbourne.
The Manifesto shows that adequate, affordable housing does not have to be won by destroying resident and environmental amenity, heritage and local democracy. It exposes the myths blaming regulation, residents and Councils for slow housing supply and rising costs.