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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...