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In response to the Covid-19 crisis the need to reform the planning systems has been acknowledged at the National Planning Ministers' Forum. The Federal, State and Territories have come together to recognise that planning systems and the development approvals pipeline must continue in Australia...

An "unprecedented time" and "can we factory reset 2020?" are just some of the many comments floating around the internet in the wake of the pandemic. We are certainly all going through a challenging time right now. However, I am also finding that with our...

The short answer is yes, you can apply for an extension of time to your planning permit. Every Council has a process for you to apply to extend your time on a planning permit, either to extend the time to commence or the time...

  For Town Planning in Victoria, we have zones and overlays to provide the details on planning controls for each property. These provide details on how the use and development of the land can be carried out. Every property (except Federal land such as airports) has a...

Within Melbourne suburbs the three most common residential zones that you are likely to encounter are: Neighbourhood Residential Zone, General Residential Zone, Residential Growth Zone. These new residential zones were created by the State Government in 2017 to replace the Residential 1, Residential 2...