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A recent VCAT (Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal) decision has confirmed the limit of issues to be considered when making a decision on some types of planning applications. In determining a recent appeal, the Tribunal member first ascertained the scope of issues that could be considered.  The Tribunal...

The area around and within the Moorabin shopping centre and train station has been recently rezoned to the Activity Centre Zone. [caption id="attachment_33292" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Impression of Moorabbin Station Square[/caption]   The rezoning follows extensive strategic work undertaken by Kingston City Council over several years.  The new zone...

Recently the Bayside City Council have been seeking Amendments to three activity centres to introduce mandatory height limits. The amendments and public submissions received have been reviewed by an independent Panel and the Panel Report has just been released. The three activity centres are: Sandringham Village;...

I have just received the planning permit for a two unit development in Vera Street, Bentleigh East.  This was a collaboration with Enlight Building Design. [caption id="attachment_207" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Townhouse impression of the recent successful town planning approval in Vera Street, Glen Eira. Image courtesy of...

A recent VCAT Red Dot decision has cleared up any confusion regarding the applicable date that the transitional provisions within the Neighbourhood Residential Zone apply. The transitional provisions allow for the construction of more than two dwellings on a lot prior to the planning scheme amendment...