Planning Process

Mornington Peninsual Shire have put an amendment on exhibition. The amendment seeks to introduce a new Design and Development Overlay control to the Commercial 1 Zone land within the Dromana Township. The area covered by the proposed amendment is shaded below: Area covered by the...

We have previously talked about the typical timeframes for getting planning approval, but I thought it would also help people to know a little of what to expect with a planning application. So here goes! Pre-Lodgement The journey begins (for us) at pre-lodgement. This is...

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...

We know our clients sometimes feel like planners have invented another language!  To help you out we have written some definitions of some of the planning terms that you might encounter during your planning application. NOD This stands for Notice of Decision.  It is formal notice that...

  The town planning process provides developers, home owners and builders with a planning permit. Sometimes this can be confused with a building permit.  I will explain the differences below. Building Permit A building permit provides you with certification that your project complies with the relevant building legislation...

The second amendment of the Frankston Metropolitan Activity Centre (FMAC) was approved last month.  This follows a two year process, including a panel hearing to consider submissions back in February 2018. The amendment known as C124 focuses on rezoning Areas 1-5 of the Frankston Metropolitan Activity...