Events and training

Planning & building

Each year the MAV hosts a Rural and Regional Planning Conference.

We sometimes host a Planning Improvement Conference.

We also run forums on special topics. Sector conversation notes from these events are available.

You can watch video presentations on planning and building on our Vimeo channel.

Presentations are available from the following events:

2019 Rural and Regional Planning Conference

This conference provides an opportunity to:

  • Share cutting edge practice in rural and regional planning
  • Gain insights into future proofing rural and regional Victoria through best practice examples
  • Equip you to plan more effectively for your municipality
  • Workshop challenges in rural and regional Victoria
  • Create a platform for innovation and land use change
  • Hear from the decision makers in the industry.

This conference, which is usually held in June or July, is tailored for planners, senior managers, CEOs, councillors and associated professionals interested in rural and regional land use planning practices.

Conference theme: Population.

Presentations

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2018 Rural and Regional Planning Conference

Conference theme: Seizing Opportunities.

Presentations

External resources

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2017 Rural and Regional Planning Conference

Conference theme: Through the looking glass - alternative approaches to planning.

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2016 Rural and Regional Planning Conference

Conference theme: Rural and Regional Victoria – realising its potential.

Presentations

Videos

Defend Port Fairy - Chris Renkin, Moyne Shire Council

Wye River & Separation Creek bushfire - Drone footage

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2015 Rural and Regional Planning Conference

Conference theme: Plan – To deliver on bold ambition.

Presentations

Video

Preservation of primary agricultural land for farming - Wayne Caldwell, University of Guelph, Canada

Preservation of primary agricultural land for farming - Wayne Caldwell, University of Guelph, Canada (PowerPoint - 7.54MB)

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2014 Rural and Regional Planning Conference

Conference theme: Future proofing Victoria - the journey of transformation.

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2013 Rural and Regional Planning Conference

Conference theme: Game Changers: Repositioning rural and regional Victorian in fast moving times.

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2012 Rural and Regional Planning Conference

Conference theme: Plan and deliver: creating growth ready regions.

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2014 Planning Improvement Conference

This conference focuses on improving the quality and efficiency of the planning process in councils.

This October showcase provides planners, senior decisions makers, CEOs and councillors from metropolitan and rural councils, as well as stakeholders who interact with local government a forum to explore best practice and innovation.

Conference theme: Operation Excellence

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Sector conversation notes

View commentary from the local government sector on a range of planning and building issues discussed at our forums.