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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...

In recent months the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) have introduced some new processes.  Two that are of particular interest are the change in the Notice of Decision process and an increased likelihood that Councils will have to reimburse applicants fees for failure hearings. New Process...

What many restaurants, cafes and other eateries that want to serve alcohol on their premises don’t know is that obtaining a liquor licence is a two-step process. First, they need to get a planning permit from the Council before applying for a liquor licence from...

At Change of Plan, I've had a lot of people ask me why they run into trouble when they put in a planning application to build an extra unit or house on a block of land that has a separately approved garage/carport in the frontage. Recently,...