Planning objections in Melbourne's local governments: does it create public value?

Mallis, P and Doyon, A 2018, 'Planning objections in Melbourne's local governments: does it create public value?', in Proceedings of the 8th State of Australian Cities Conference (SOAC 2017), Adelaide, Australia, 28-30 November 2017, pp. 1-11.


Document type: Conference Paper
Collection: Conference Papers

Title Planning objections in Melbourne's local governments: does it create public value?
Author(s) Mallis, P
Doyon, A
Year 2018
Conference name SOAC 2017
Conference location Adelaide, Australia
Conference dates 28-30 November 2017
Proceedings title Proceedings of the 8th State of Australian Cities Conference (SOAC 2017)
Publisher Analysis and Policy Observatory (APO)
Place of publication Australia
Start page 1
End page 11
Total pages 11
Abstract Objecting to a planning application is one of the most visible and direct methods for the public to participate in the shaping of their urban environment. Unlike many planning systems around the world, Victoria includes rights for third-parties to lodge a submission in favour or against a proposal. This democratic principle is one at the core of community participation in Melbourne and has a history of significantly affecting decisions across the metropolitan area. While all councils in the State have some process through which public submissions are considered, they vary considerably. This research aims to determine the effectiveness of these systems in creating public value. It compares processes to determine what factors affect this outcome. At its core, it concerns the activities of governments achieving a mission set by the public. This paper adopts a mixed-methods approach. Three representative case studies from local governments in Metropolitan Melbourne form the basis of data collection. Council meeting observations, interviews and document analyses are utilised. These are triangulated to compare the governments stated mission with actual practice through a developed framework. Data suggests that public value is only created in contexts where democratic participation throughout the process is maximised.
Subjects Land Use and Environmental Planning
Keyword(s) Governance
planning objections
public value
local government
Melbourne
DOI - identifier 10.4225/50/5b2dd6f975907
Copyright notice © State of Australian Cities Conference 2017
Versions
Version Filter Type
Altmetric details:
Access Statistics: 24 Abstract Views  -  Detailed Statistics
Created: Thu, 21 Feb 2019, 12:10:00 EST by Catalyst Administrator
© 2014 RMIT Research Repository • Powered by Fez SoftwareContact us