Planning Controls

A Parking Overlay (PO) has just been introduced into the Frankston Planning Scheme.  This Overlay has been created to provide improved guidance on car parking provision within and around the activity centre.  The Parking Overlay introduces lower minimum rates as well as a financial contribution...

The Victorian Planning Provisions has just seen its biggest change since the changes to residential zones a couple of years ago.   The changes have taken most of August to implement online, but the website is fully operational now and we have delved in to explore...

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...

The Activity Centre Zone is a zone that has been created to facilitate development and land use planning within an activity centre. Unlike most other zones, the types of uses allowed are determined by the Council, which allows for a bespoke planning control, unique for the...

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...