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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    • Albert Park Master Plan
      Albert Park Master Plan

      The Community is invited to provide information on how and why Albert Park is important to the community and in doing so help to guide the master planning process.

      Category: Environment

      Status: Ongoing

      Parks Victoria

    • Children, Youth and Families Amendment (Disclosure of Youth Offending) Bill Exposure Draft
      Children, Youth and Families Amendment (Disclosure of Youth Offending) Bill Exposure Draft

      The government has released proposals to amend the Children, Youth and Families Act 2005.

      An Exposure Draft of the Children, Youth and Families Amendment (Disclosure of Youth Offending) Bill has been released, together with a policy overview.

      Closing date for all submissions is 5 December 2014.

      Category: Justice

      Opening date: 30 October 2014

      Closing date: 5 December 2014

      Status: Closed

      Department of Justice and Regulation

    • 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

    • Crime Statistics (Fees & Charges) Regulations 2015
      Crime Statistics (Fees & Charges) Regulations 2015

      The Crime Statistics Agency (Department of Justice & Regulation) has drafted regulations under section 5 of the Crime Statistics Act 2014. These draft regulations allow the CSA to provide customised statistical consultancy services on a cost-recovered basis.

      A Regulatory Impact Statement (RIS) has been prepared which assesses the proposed regulations and alternatives. A RIS evaluates the feasible options available to produce the greatest net benefit to society while simultaneously meeting the needs of government. The RIS considered four different models of cost recovery and concluded that it is appropriate to recover costs on a full cost recovery basis.

      Public comments are invited on the draft regulations and the Regulatory Impact Statement, noting that submissions will be treated as public documents.All comments must be in writing and should be marked 'Crime Statistics Fees and Charges Regulations' by no later than 5.00 pm on Thursday 2nd April 2015.

      Category: Justice

      Opening date: 5 March 2015

      Closing date: 2 April 2015

      Status: Closing soon

      Crime Statistics Agency

    • Criminal Investigation Powers Bill Exposure Draft
      Criminal Investigation Powers Bill Exposure Draft

      Criminal investigation powers, such as the power to arrest and question suspects, take DNA samples and fingerprints, and obtain warrants, are used everyday by police to gather evidence, and question witnesses and suspects. Police need the right tools to promote community safety, investigate crime and hold offenders to account.

      The closing date for submissions is 5 December 2014.

      Category: Justice

      Opening date: 30 October 2014

      Closing date: 5 December 2014

      Status: Closed

      Department of Justice and Regulation

    • Draft Regional Coastal Plan
      Draft Regional Coastal Plan

      The Central Coastal Board released the Draft Central Regional Coastal Plan for consultation on Monday 9th February 2015 and is inviting feedback from organisations and individuals with an interest in the coast.

      Category: Environment

      Opening date: 9 February 2015

      Closing date: 31 March 2015

      Status: Closing soon

      Central Coastal Board

    • Driver agreement review
      Driver agreement review

      Taxi drivers and permit holders can now provide input into the driver agreement review.

      Category: Transport

      Opening date: 29 January 2015

      Closing date: 26 February 2015

      Status: Closed

      Taxi Services Commission

    • 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

    • Enhanced Community Mental Health Initiative
      Enhanced Community Mental Health Initiative

      The Victorian Government is seeking submissions from State Government funded Mental Health Community Support Service organisations for the Enhanced Community Mental Health Initiative.

      The Government is committed to enhancing the capabilities of these funded organisations and is allocating more than $4 million of capital funding to ensure facility safety, deliver improvements for consumers, carers and staff, and innovation, such as co-location and integration with other organisations.

      Category: Health

      Opening date: 4 November 2014

      Closing date: 6 February 2015

      Status: Closed

      Department of Health and Human Services

    • EPA seeks views on draft classification
      EPA seeks views on draft classification

      Under the Environment Protection (Industrial Waste Resource) Regulations 2009, drilling mud, tallow and used cooking oil are category A prescribed industrial waste (PIW) as they are liquid.

      The draft classifications propose to classify them as a non-PIW when they present low risk to human health and the environment.

      Environment Protection Authority Victoria (EPA) welcomes comments on the classification proposals outlined.

      Category: Environment

      Opening date: 19 January 2015

      Closing date: 27 February 2015

      Status: Closed

      EPA Victoria

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