Planning Minister praises Hill strategy at stakeholder breakfast

30 Mar 2007

Minister for Planning, the Hon. Justin Madden MLC was the special guest speaker at a Doncaster Hill information session for key stakeholders on Thursday 29 March.

The breakfast, Doncaster Hill - Moving Forward, was attended by around 100 people inlcuding local and major developers, architects, consultants, real estate agents, local MPs, as well as representatives from government departments, industry groups and local businesses, service providers and community groups.

The Minister congratulated Manningham on its forward-thinking approach to Doncaster Hill, saying that "we are encouraging councils across Melbourne to get on and do the sort of work Manningham had the foresight to start many years ago."

He also said that "Doncaster Hill is an ambitious plan, and one that I believe will pay great dividends to the local community and the metropolitan region."
The event was the second in a series of three sessions to bring key stakeholders up to date on the latest activity on the Hill and next steps forward. On 21 March Council met with ocal developers, who provided an update on their current proposals and discussed their concerns.

The third event will be a Community Briefing Session, to be held at Council Offices on 18 April.