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Hi reader, welcome to the latest news from the Peri Urban region. If you're planning to get away over the Easter break, we hope you'll explore our region. Happy Easter!  

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Value Capture - Flavour of the month for State & Federal Government

Value capture is certainly the flavour of the month for both the State and Federal Government. They are both pursuing initiatives to support the use of value capture to fund infrastructure. The PUGRC has been invited to participate in the Australian Government’s upcoming round table discussion on value capture funding of infrastructure. The round table discussion will be held in …

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The Invisible Farming Project

The Invisible Farming Porject is the first comprehensive study of farmng women in Australia You are invited to pay tribute to a fantastic farming woman by telling the Invisible Farming Project about the important contribution they make to their farm, their community and agriculture in general. By sharing the story you will acknowledge and celebrate the extraordinary, creative and vital role …

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Release of Plan Melbourne 2017 - 2050

On Saturday 11 March the long-awaited Plan Melbourne 2017-2050 was released. The plan is a revision of the 2014 Plan Melbourne. While it retains much of the same direction, there are a number of differences. The plan is accompanied by a five year implementation plan which contains the specific actions. This approach will enable Plan Melbourne itself to remain relevant …

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Mapping Victoria's Start-Up ecosystem

LaunchVic and Startup Victoria are working together to map Victoria’s startup ecosystem, with the aim of building the most comprehensive mapping of the State’s startups and scaleups. The findings of this work will help LaunchVic direct our support for startups in the future. The survey is open to all high growth startups – across all stages of development – that …

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Auditor General Report on Planning in VIC

The Victorian Auditor-General Andrew Greaves has tabled his assessment of the performance of the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) and councils in managing and implementing the planning system to support the objectives of the Planning and Environment Act 1987 and the desired outcomes of state planning policies. With the state welcoming about 100 000 people a year, …

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Sci-Fi for the Bush

Spatial Vision has teamed up with Goulburn Broken CMA to develop a Citizen Science App. The iSpy Catchment Creatures app enables people to record a sound, take a photo and map where a species was sighted. Easy scroll through menus with pictures help to identify the species and make everyone look like a bush expert. The app can be downloaded …

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Federal Govt's. Bridge Renewal Funding Round Open

The third round of the Federal Government’s Bridges Renewal Programme is open to support upgrades and repairs bridges to enhance access for local communities and facilitate higher productivity vehicle access. The Federal Government will contribute up to 50 per cent of the total project cost to successful projects. Applications for round three of funding close on 15 May.

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Changes to Residential Zones in VIC

Changes to the Residential Zones were gazetted by the State Government on 27 March. Changes affect the Mixed Use Zone (MUZ), Township Zone (TZ), Residential Growth Zone (RGZ), General Residential Zone (GRZ) and Neighbourhood Residential Zone (NRZ). The most substantive changes are to the GRZ and NRZ, which will see mandatory height and storey limits as well as mandatory requirements …

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ALGA's End the Freeze "Thunderclap"

Councils are being encouraged to join ALGA’s End the Freeze ‘Thunderclap’ to promote the campaign for indexation of Financial Assistance Grants to be restored. The Thunderclap will post the same approved message to all participating social media accounts at 11am on 21 April. To take part, councils need to join the campaign via their social media accounts before that date. 

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State of the State, March 2017

The latest State of the State report by the VPA reveals Victoria has 10 years’ worth of land available to be developed. The Victorian Planning Authority’s fourth quarter State of the State report provides a snapshot of key demographic metrics across Victoria. It tracks population growth, building approvals and other statistics pertinent to the planning and development industries. At the end …

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2016 ABS regional growth babies in 2015

ABS Release of Regional Population Growth Figures

The ABS has released regional growth statistics for 2016. The figures show growth in the regions for the last decade and year. The Peri Urban region grew at an average rate of 2.11% in the year to 2106 with an increase in population of almost 5,000 residents (4,841). In the decade to 2016, the region grew by 41, 476 residents. …

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