Concept and values
Council planning considerations
The Jewish Arts Quarter application was considered to raise several major issues of planning policy. These issues included strengthening and diversifying the economy, attracting investment and creating jobs. It was also considered that the JAQ would result in a new cultural/community space with good access to transport and services, while balancing high-quality design, heritage and amenity outcomes in a Major Activity Centre. As such, the Planning Minister, Hon. Richard Wynne MP ‘called in’ the decision from VCAT, recognising that the JAQ is a project of state significance.
The Minister for Planning appointed the Priority Projects Standing Advisory Committee (Committee) under section 151 of the Planning and Environment Act 1987.
On 23 July 2021, the Priority Projects SAC submitted its report to the Minister with a recommendation that a planning permit be issued. The Minister accepted the findings of the Priority Projects SAC and, on 15 August 2021, recommended to the Governor in Council that a permit be granted.
Early works package
Tender building works
Design street works
Consult with State and Federal Ministers
Consult with philanthropic stakeholders
Temporary relocation of Kadimah
Conservation of Duldig artwork
Documentation of Museum fitout
Builders lead time and contract signing
Constuction works commence