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    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...

We often get people contacting us for advice as to whether their project needs a planning permit, so I thought I would cover a few of the common projects over the next few months to answer this question.  You can contact us or your local...

As part of the Government's plan to reform town planning, the Residential Zones were amended recently.  The changes flow from the review of the residential zones that were started in November 2015.  Whoever said that planning doesn't move fast?! Summary of Changes [caption id="attachment_33450" align="alignnone" width="772"] Source:...

Did you know that a planning permit is required to display many kinds of advertising signs? Advertising sign controls are specific to the planning zones and overlays that apply to the land. The signage allowances for commercial and industrial areas are generally less restrictive than for...