The Minister for Planning,
not the City of Greater Geelong, is the Responsible Authority for some planning
applications within Central Geelong.
This means that the Minister for Planning is responsible for assessing and making a decision on these applications.
The Minister for Planning is the Responsible Authority under the Greater Geelong Planning Scheme for planning applications that involve:
- the use of land, construction of a building or the construction or carrying out of works with a gross floor area exceeding 5000 square metres
- the use of land, construction of a building or the construction or carryout out of works of five or more storeys, excluding a basement
- the use of land, construction of a building or construction or carrying out of works for 50 or more dwellings.
The Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning maintains a register of Ministerial planning applications on their website.
Our role in ministerial planning applications
The Minister for Planning will generally seek comments from us when assessing a planning application within Central Geelong.
In specific circumstances, we are a referral authority for the application, and the Minister for Planning must formally refer the planning application to Council.
Any current ministerial planning applications that have been referred to us for comment, will be listed below.