Author: melanie.ellis@changeofplan.com.au

Clause 52.12 provides bushfire protection exemptions to properties throughout Victoria to facilitate the provision of defendable space around buildings used for accommodation. This Clause was introduced in response to the 2009 Victorian Bushfire Royal Commission and allowed for vegetation removal within certain parameters to...

Mornington Peninsual Shire have put an amendment on exhibition. The amendment seeks to introduce a new Design and Development Overlay control to the Commercial 1 Zone land within the Dromana Township. The area covered by the proposed amendment is shaded below: Area covered by the...

We have previously talked about the typical timeframes for getting planning approval, but I thought it would also help people to know a little of what to expect with a planning application. So here goes! Pre-Lodgement The journey begins (for us) at pre-lodgement. This is...

In response to the Covid-19 crisis the need to reform the planning systems has been acknowledged at the National Planning Ministers' Forum. The Federal, State and Territories have come together to recognise that planning systems and the development approvals pipeline must continue in Australia...

An "unprecedented time" and "can we factory reset 2020?" are just some of the many comments floating around the internet in the wake of the pandemic. We are certainly all going through a challenging time right now. However, I am also finding that with our...