Peter Clarke

21 June 2011 – Melbourne City councillor Peter Clarke has been appointed chair of the newly created Urban Renewal Authority board, which will replace VicUrban.

Mr Clarke, a former executive director of the Property Council of Australia’s Victorian division intends to resign from his position at the City of Melbourne and will begin work with the VicUrban board once his council resignation has taken effect, a City of Melbourne media statement said late today.

Lord Mayor Robert Doyle congratulated Mr Clarke and said: “Cr Clarke has given the City of Melbourne six-and-a-half years of outstanding service. His contribution to the city, particularly in the planning portfolio, has been exemplary and it is therefore fitting that he is going off to head one of the most important authorities in the state,” the Lord Mayor said.

Victoria’s Planning Minister Matthew Guy announced on 2 June the establishment of a new Urban Renewal Authority, which would absorb the current VicUrban.

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