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This Amendment is seeking to implement the Housing Strategy, specifically to differentiate the preferred location, diversity and built form of housing in the established areas of the municipality. The Housing Strategy identifies substantial, incremental and minimal change areas. The Amendment C198 seeks to implement the...

When you obtain a Planning Certificate or Planning Map of your property, you may see that you are adjacent to a different coloured road like below: There are two categories of road, Road Zone Category 1 (pink in zoning maps) and Road Zone Category 2 (yellow...

Recently the Bayside City Council have been seeking Amendments to three activity centres to introduce mandatory height limits. The amendments and public submissions received have been reviewed by an independent Panel and the Panel Report has just been released. The three activity centres are: Sandringham Village;...

What many restaurants, cafes and other eateries that want to serve alcohol on their premises don’t know is that obtaining a liquor licence is a two-step process. First, they need to get a planning permit from the Council before applying for a liquor licence from...

At Change of Plan, I've had a lot of people ask me why they run into trouble when they put in a planning application to build an extra unit or house on a block of land that has a separately approved garage/carport in the frontage. Recently,...

I went to a networking event recently and one of the topics that was discussed was around imitation in a business sense, whether it is of a new idea or product that we have created. There are many ways that the development industry can be impacted...