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Planning & building

We represent and advise councils in the areas of planning and building, including urban and rural planning, and planning systems improvement.

Our STEP Planning Process Improvement Program assists councils to improve their planning processes.

Planning and building news

Planning and building groups on Yammer

We host a number of Yammer groups related to planning and building. These forums are intended for council officers to share ideas and collaborate.

Bushfire Management Overlay (BMO) Briefing

The presentation and video from the 2014 BMO Briefing features DTPLI representatives:

  • John Ginivan, Executive Director
  • Simon Cover, Manager Policy
  • Kevin Hazell, Senior Planner


​BMO Briefing video

Plan Melbourne and Development Contribution Reform Briefing

See presentations and videos from the 2014 Plan Melbourne and Development Contribution Reform Briefing.

For all other videos relating to planning and building, please see our Vimeo channel.

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​Gareth Hately
Manager, Planning and Building Infrastructure
P: 9667 5596

Kevin Peachey
STEP Planning Improvement Program
P: 9667 5529
M: 0411 060 186

Michelle Croughan
Planning Policy Adviser
P: 9667 5541
M: 0418 115 122