Planning Controls

As part of the Government's plan to reform town planning, the Residential Zones were amended recently.  The changes flow from the review of the residential zones that were started in November 2015.  Whoever said that planning doesn't move fast?! Summary of Changes [caption id="attachment_33450" align="alignnone" width="772"] Source:...

Did you know that a planning permit is required to display many kinds of advertising signs? Advertising sign controls are specific to the planning zones and overlays that apply to the land. The signage allowances for commercial and industrial areas are generally less restrictive than for...

I recently attended a short course which looked at the complex area of  existing use rights.  Below I will discuss some of the learnings from the day. The basis for existing use rights came about from common law and it is based on the principle that...