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One of the critical factors in the success of a planning project, is choosing the right team. One of the most important people to achieve your vision is the designer.  I have worked on many different projects and seen projects struggle due to dynamics between the...

Bayside Council have just started a new structure plan project for the area adjacent to Southland Shopping Centre.  The first stage involves background research and initial input from the community about the area.  They are looking for feedback on both the current issues of the...

In a recent project of ours the idea of equitable development has arisen. Equitable development is the concept of not unreasonably impacting on the development potential of other properties. It is more likely to be considered in areas where a high level of development and...

    A trend that we have noticed lately is that Councils are expecting more and more information for new planning applications, particularly multi-unit developments. Councils are becoming more stringent in both the quality and quantity of information required.   Information that would have only been needed after a...

The Minister for Planning has refused three of Bayside Council's recent planning scheme amendments. Amendments C113, C114 and C115 were proposing to introduce mandatory maximum height controls within the Sandringham, Church Street and Bay Street activity centres. In January 2015 the Planning Panel appointed to consider...