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After a planning permit gets issued how long do you have to act on it?  Make sure you know, as if you forget to watch your time limit you could end up with an expired permit and have to go through the process all over again! There...

Recently I was discussing the common Council Contributions that apply to multiple dwelling applications.   One fee that also applies to some development applications is the Metropolitan Planning Levy.  This fee is a little different to the others as it is required to be paid to...

People often ask me about the new Garden Area Requirements, and what the implications for their development will be.   The new Garden Area Requirements were discussed by me when they were first introduced last year in this blog post.  They have recently been amended so...

Don't be caught out by a covenant over your land title.  A planning permit can't be approved if it is contrary to a restrictive covenant on the title.  If there is a covenant it will need to varied or removed before the proposal can be...