The Victorian Government is increasingly using the internet to provide a channel for public consultations on specific topics. These government consultations link to agency websites where the relevant agency has published a discussion or consultation paper, which can be responded to via the internet or by postal mail.


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    The Victorian Government wants your opinions and ideas on specific matters listed below.

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    • Aboriginal Community Open Meeting
      Aboriginal Community Open Meeting

      The Aboriginal Community Open Meeting will go live from 2pm on Wednesday 3 February 2016.

      Category: Community

      Status: Ongoing

      Department of Premier and Cabinet

    • Albert Park Master Plan
      Albert Park Master Plan

      The Draft Issues & Opportunities Paper has been completed and is available to download and review now.

      Category: Environment

      Status: Ongoing

      Parks Victoria

    • Consumer property law review
      Consumer property law review

      Help us improve Victoria's consumer property laws. The review will:
      * identify opportunities to modernise and improve the legislation, taking into account stakeholders’ experiences and industry developments since each Act came into operation
      * examine whether the legislation efficiently and effectively regulates the conduct of licensed practitioners involved in the sale of land, real estate transactions and management of owners corporations
      * recommend changes to improve the way the legislation operates.

      Category: Property & Planning

      Opening date: 22 December 2015

      Closing date: 11 March 2016

      Status: Open

      Consumer Affairs Victoria

    • Council Boundary Reviews
      Council Boundary Reviews

      The Victorian Electoral Commission (VEC) conducts electoral representation reviews in three groups, every four years.

      The Minister for Local Government has given notice that a review of 26 specific municipalities must be completed before 22 April 2016.

      Review of the first group of municipalities commences 4 February 2015, with other groups commencing at various times until 3 February 2016.

      Details of the review schedule and key dates for public submissions are available on the VEC website.

      Category: Local Government

      Opening date: 4 February 2015

      Closing date: 27 April 2016

      Status: Open

      Victorian Electoral Commission

    • Cycling strategy
      Cycling strategy

      We want to gather your ideas about how to make cycling safer and get more people riding a bike.
      All types of bicycle riders, as well as people who do not cycle but would like to, are encouraged to contribute to this consultation.

      Category: Sport & Recreation, Transport

      Opening date: 20 October 2015

      Closing date: 31 December 2015

      Status: Closed

      Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources

    • DELWP Fire Planning
      DELWP Fire Planning

      How do we balance protection of communities, infrastructure and valuable ecosystems from bushfires? Help us to incorporate local knowledge and community values in Victoria's bushfire management planning.

      Category: Environment

      Status: Ongoing

      Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning

    • Developing a Climate Change Framework for action
      Developing a Climate Change Framework for action

      The Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning is building a framework for climate change action in Victoria that will be released in 2016.

      We want to hear from you about the challenges and opportunities for climate change action, your vision for a thriving and resilient future for Victoria, and how government can work with you to get us there.

      Category: Environment

      Opening date: 1 December 2015

      Closing date: 29 February 2016

      Status: Open

      Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning

    • Developing the Metropolitan Waste and Resource Recovery Implementation Plan
      Developing the Metropolitan Waste and Resource Recovery Implementation Plan

      We have developed a draft Metropolitan Waste and Resource Recovery Implementation Plan that sets out how we will meet Melbourne’s waste needs over the next 10 years.

      The draft plan proposes 10 priority actions to improve our recycling rates, reduce waste to landfill, and plan for Melbourne’s growth and future sustainability.

      Your perspective is important to us - it will make sure that the final plan to manage and recover Melbourne’s waste works for everyone. We want to know what you think about our draft priority actions and key directions of the plan.

      Submissions, surveys and comments close on Friday 18 December 2015.

      Category: Environment

      Opening date: 16 November 2015

      Closing date: 18 December 2015

      Status: Closed

      Metropolitan Waste and Resource Recovery Group

    • Draft Port Phillip Scallop Dive Fishery Management Plan
      Draft Port Phillip Scallop Dive Fishery Management Plan

      Fisheries Victoria has prepared a draft fishery management plan for the Port Phillip Scallop Dive Fishery in consultation with a stakeholder-based steering committee.

      The plan outlines proposed management arrangements for the next five years so that recreational, commercial and conservation interests have a clear framework for sustainably managing the scallop resource in Port Phillip.

      Written submissions on the draft plan must be received by 14 December 2015 and should be emailed to bill.lussier@ecodev.vic.gov.au

      Category: Agriculture

      Opening date: 14 October 2015

      Closing date: 14 December 2015

      Status: Closed

      Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources

    • Energy Hardship Review
      Energy Hardship Review

      The Commission has been asked to review the policies, practices and procedures that energy retailers use to help customers in financial hardship avoid disconnection. It will also assess the regulatory framework governing retailers' obligations.

      A consultation paper in April 2015 will invite stakeholder submissions. If you would like to be on the Commission's mailing list for this inquiry please email energyhardshipreview@esc.vic.gov.au

      Category: Infrastructure, Other

      Status: Ongoing

      Essential Services Commission

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