At Urbis, we are committed to shaping our cities and communities for a better future. Ensuring that students have access to suitable education facilities is key to a strong education system and supporting the next generation to grow and thrive.
Of the many election promises, the Andrews Labour Government has committed to streamlining planning approvals for non-government schools. This would likely occur through stripping Councils of decision-making responsibilities and assigning the task to the Minister for Planning.
We welcome the State Government’s interest and intent around education planning reforms. We believe that, to ensure that non-government schools are considered, consultation should be undertaken by the Government.
In order to play an active role in influencing these changes, Urbis provided a comprehensive submission to Government. To bolster and support this submission, Urbis sought feedback from the industry and held an interactive workshop with key stakeholders.