Risk based enforcement
The Stronger Planning Enforcement – Risk Assessment Tool and Supplementary Resource has been prepared by Rural Councils Victoria and the MAV to assist councils to determine enforcement priorities, having regard to available resources.
The documents adopt a risk assessment approach through a process of identifying areas for proactive and reactive enforcement and determining the risk profile of potential breaches.
They are designed to complement existing policies and complaint handling procedures.
In response to the shortage of local government planners needed by councils, we are working with the planning industry, educational institutions and Victorian Government on a number of strategies.
We run a comprehensive program of events, policy workshops, forums and training for both councillors and officers.
Key components of the program include:
Further professional development programs are offered by LGPro, the peak body for local government professionals, with opportunities such as the Emerging Leaders Program and Local Government Mentoring Program.
Specific courses with planning content are also available including, a Certificate IV in Local Government (Planning).
Planning Policy Adviser
03 9667 5541
0418 115 122