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People often ask me about the new Garden Area Requirements, and what the implications for their development will be.   The new Garden Area Requirements were discussed by me when they were first introduced last year in this blog post.  They have recently been amended so...

Don't be caught out by a covenant over your land title.  A planning permit can't be approved if it is contrary to a restrictive covenant on the title.  If there is a covenant it will need to varied or removed before the proposal can be...

City of Casey have released a draft Structure Plan for the Cranbourne Town Centre for public feedback. The draft document has been created from initial research and public consultation and will be further refined following synthesis of all submissions received. The Structure Plan has been driven from...

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...