New Residential, Commercial & Industrial Zones - Their Application & Implications (Bendigo session)


On Monday 6 May 2013, the Minister for Planning announced the final details on the proposed reforms to Victoria’s Commercial and Industrial zones, following consideration of the Ministerial Advisory Committee’s recommendations on zone reform.

Under the reforms announced by the Minister, a number of changes are to occur to the Commercial and Industrial zones, including the replacement of the existing Business 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 zones with the new Commercial 1 and 2 zones, and amendments to the Industrial 1, 2 and 3 zones.

This seminar will examine the intricacies of the changes brought about by the reforms, the process to be undertaken in applying the changes, the implications of the new zones and adjustments that may need to be made to meet the intent of local planning policies.


Paul Buxton is a Project Director in the Department of Planning and Community Development. He has managed a project team that has helped to deliver the recently announced reformed residential zones. Previously, Paul was Assistant Director of the Activities Areas and Strategic Sites Unit. Paul has worked for the Victorian Government for 6 years and for 13 years prior to that worked in statutory and strategic planning areas within two Melbourne metropolitan Councils and in the private sector.

Liz Lewis is a Senior Strategic Planner at Brimbank City Council.

David Vorchheimer is a Partner at HWL Ebsworth. In addition to legal qualifications, David is a qualified planner with extensive 'hands on' experience working in local government and the planning industry, including as Manager Planning and Building at a large metropolitan Council, and most recently as Senior Adviser to the Premier of Victoria.


CPPs $45 | PIA members $55 | Non-members $70


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Friday 14 June 2013


2:00 - 4:30pm

PD Points

2 points


Capital Theatre
50 View St, Bendigo

Registrations Close

14th Jun 13 11:59 PM


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