Posted on 28 Apr 2020
VCAT is digitising processes in its Planning and Environment lists in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic thanks to a $5.2 million funding boost from the Victorian Government.
Transitioning from existing manual and hardcopy-based systems to an end-to-end digital solution will assist VCAT’s Planning and Environment Division to resume operations while working closely with key stakeholders.
VCAT suspended all in-person hearings in March to safeguard the wellbeing of its staff and the general public, and transitioned Residential Tenancy, Guardianship and other urgent matters to telephone hearings while prioritising re-listing of adjourned matters.
As the project, rolls out over the coming weeks VCAT will be able to greatly expand the current range of hearings.
For further information please see the Premier’s media release.