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The short answer is yes, you can apply for an extension of time to your planning permit. Every Council has a process for you to apply to extend your time on a planning permit, either to extend the time to commence or the time...

  For Town Planning in Victoria, we have zones and overlays to provide the details on planning controls for each property. These provide details on how the use and development of the land can be carried out. Every property (except Federal land such as airports) has a...

Within Melbourne suburbs the three most common residential zones that you are likely to encounter are: Neighbourhood Residential Zone, General Residential Zone, Residential Growth Zone. These new residential zones were created by the State Government in 2017 to replace the Residential 1, Residential 2...

We know our clients sometimes feel like planners have invented another language!  To help you out we have written some definitions of some of the planning terms that you might encounter during your planning application. NOD This stands for Notice of Decision.  It is formal notice that...

The Planning Scheme Amendment to implement the Casey Housing, 2019 has been approved (known as Amendment C198). The Planning Scheme Amendment has introduced a suite of new residential zones into the municipality. These new residential zones are intended to guide the preferred development...

  The town planning process provides developers, home owners and builders with a planning permit. Sometimes this can be confused with a building permit.  I will explain the differences below. Building Permit A building permit provides you with certification that your project complies with the relevant building legislation...

A significant VCAT decision was handed down last week that relates to the interpretation of when a Cultural Heritage Management Plan (CHMP) is required. The VCAT Case is 104-105 Station Street Pty Ltd v Kingston CC (Red Dot) [2019] VCAT 1546. The decision relates to...

The second amendment of the Frankston Metropolitan Activity Centre (FMAC) was approved last month.  This follows a two year process, including a panel hearing to consider submissions back in February 2018. The amendment known as C124 focuses on rezoning Areas 1-5 of the Frankston Metropolitan Activity...