The Growth Areas Authority (GAA) is an independent statutory body with a broad, facilitative role to help create greater certainty, faster decisions and better coordination for all parties involved in planning and development of Melbourne’s growth areas. The Authority reports directly to the Minister for Planning.
The goals of the Growth Areas Authority are to:
- Develop communities in growth areas that are socially, environmentally and economically sustainable.
- Work with industry and local Councils to ensure economic, employment and housing priorities are achieved in Melbourne’s five growth areas.
- Improve the operation of regulatory and administrative processes over time to reduce costs and increase efficiencies for developers and local Councils.
The Growth Areas Authority was established in 2006 as part of the Victorian Government’s plan for outer urban development, A Plan for Melbourne’s Growth Areas. This plan sets out a vision for Melbourne’s growth areas over the next 25 years.
The Growth Areas Authority works in partnership with local Councils, developers and the Victorian Government to help create sustainable, well serviced communities.
- Casey City Council
- Cardinia Shire Council
- Hume City Council
- Melton Shire Council
- Mitchell Shire Council
- Whittlesea City Council
- Wyndham City Council