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The VPA Projects Standing Advisory Committee was appointed by the Minister for Planning on 22 July 2020.

The Victorian Planning Authority (VPA) is responsible for preparing development plans and other proposals in identified metropolitan, growth areas and regional cities and towns.

The committee is asked to advise the minister and the VPA on referred matters and associated draft planning scheme amendments and planning permits related to:

  • structure plans
  • infrastructure contribution plans
  • development contribution plans
  • framework plans
  • development plans.

Standing advisory committee members

  • Sarah Carlisle (Lead Chair)
  • Tim Hellsten (Chair)
  • Lisa Kendal (Chair)
  • Lester Townsend (Chair)
  • Con Tsotsoros (Chair)
  • Rodger Eade (Deputy Chair)
  • Mandy Elliott (Deputy Chair)
  • David Merrett (Deputy Chair)
  • Nick Wimbush (Deputy Chair)
  • Michael Ballock
  • Elissa Bell
  • Steve Blackley
  • Brodie Blades
  • Debra Butcher
  • Geoffrey Carruthers
  • Sally Conway
  • Shannon Davies
  • Peter Edwards
  • Rebecca Finn
  • Meredith Gibbs
  • Jonathan Halaliku
  • Ian Hamm
  • John Hartigan
  • Elizabeth Hui
  • Andrew Hutson
  • Shelley McGuinness
  • Peter Marshall
  • Rachael O'Neill
  • Kate Partenio
  • Annabel Paul
  • Lucinda Peterson
  • Lisa Riddle
  • John Roney
  • Simon Shiel
  • Deanne Smith
  • Adam Terrill
  • Jessica Tulloch
  • Nicola Ward
  • Michael Wheelahan
  • Catherine Wilson

Learn more about the members by reading their biographies.

Current referrals

VPA Projects referral 7: Preston Market

Documents and completed referrals

Terms of reference

Member biographies

Completed referrals

View reports for completed referrals at Victorian Planning Authority.

More information

For information about current and future referrals
Henry Kassay
Victorian Planning Authority

(03) 8644 8840

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Page last updated: 07/11/22