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The Activity Centre Zone is a zone that has been created to facilitate development and land use planning within an activity centre. Unlike most other zones, the types of uses allowed are determined by the Council, which allows for a bespoke planning control, unique for the...

Council's have 60 statutory days to determine a planning application.  If a decision is not made within that time, the applicant can lodge an application to VCAT.  This type of application is called a Failure to Determine, or a Section 79 Appeal.  This means that...

A couple of years ago I wrote about a new fast track program that the State Government was introducing called VicSmart.  You can read more about the program here and about what I wrote here. As the program has been going for a while now I...

When you obtain a Planning Certificate or Planning Map of your property, you may see that you are adjacent to a different coloured road like below: There are two categories of road, Road Zone Category 1 (pink in zoning maps) and Road Zone Category 2 (yellow...