Panel hearings

The Minister for Planning will appoint a joint Inquiry and Advisory Committee under the Environment Effects Act 1978 and Planning and Environment Act 1987.

The Inquiry and Advisory Committee will review the EES, draft Planning Scheme Amendment, Works Approval application, public submissions, and investigate and consider the environmental effects of the Project in accordance with Terms of Reference approved by the Minister for Planning.

A Directions Hearing will be held on Friday 21 June 2019 at The Veneto Club in Bulleen. At this hearing, the Inquiry and Advisory Committee will establish the necessary arrangements and a timetable for public hearings.

Public hearings are expected to commence in the week of Thursday 25 July 2019 and run for a period of approximately 6 weeks. Requests to be heard by the Inquiry and Advisory Committee must be made at the time of making a submission through the online form or submission coversheet.

All submitters wishing to be heard before the Inquiry and Advisory Committee are asked to note these arrangements and commence preparations in advance.

Information on the Inquiry and Advisory Committee process and the timetable for the hearings will be published on the Engage Victoria website after the Directions Hearing.