Energy is an important and divisive issue for the community; in particular its price, reliability and how to reduce emissions. Discussions in the public sphere increasingly focus on energy as a complex issue with an uncertain future.

Amidst steady population growth and increasing industry interest, the Greater City of Bendigo's current supply of industrial land has been declining and is anticipated to run out over the next decade. Strategic planning will play a critical role in...

In response to the Victorian Auditor General Office’s (VAGO) audit of public participation and community engagement in Local Government, the City of Ballarat sought to revise its existing Community Engagement Framework. Specifically, Council wanted to improve its compliance with...

The Yarra River Protection (Willip-gin Birrarung murron) Bill 2017 requires the long-term community vision for the Yarra River to be developed in consultation with key stakeholders and the community. It outlines that it must set a ‘vision for a...

Mitchell Shire is one of the fastest growing areas outside of metropolitan Melbourne. This is putting development pressures on communities in the shire. To manage this pressure, Council developed structure plans to determine the future role of the townships...

The Office of the Co-Ordinator General (OCG) was responsible for overseeing every major Victorian transport infrastructure project. Each project was led by an authority which had been established with a remit to oversee the design and delivery of the...