From an article in this weeks Yarra Leader:
Planning Minister Matthew Guy told the Leader the State Government would roll out a new residential zones plan “within weeks”, allowing councils to select defined areas for increased development and other areas they wished to be left alone.
“It will assist councils to encourage development in defined areas, but also protect existing streetscapes,” Mr Guy said.
“This is not going to be a sham process where the State Government determines what zones and where - I want the councils to lead this process.”
Mr Guy also flagged unspecified changes to VCAT that would be implemented later this year.