The Planning Minister, Matthew Guy, today released departmental officer reports relating to the decisions made regarding all central city planning applications.
An anaylsis supplied within a media release (see below) shows all permits approved by the minister were recommended by the department; the City of Melbourne supported 46 out of the 70 approved applications, and no permit has been approved where the Department of Transport, Planning and Local Infrastructure (DTPLI) recommendation was to refuse a permit.
Perhaps most interestingly, and this is a good time to reiterate that the Government and Opposition are in unofficial campaign mode, the Planning Minister has said "If re-elected, the Coalition government will continue to release these reports to give greater weight to transparency and to give all Victorians confidence that rigorous advice is being provided on all central city applications."
Full media release:
The entire report suite is available from the DTPLI website.
Lead image credit, DTPLI on Twitter.