Metropolitan Planning Levy

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 the State Government.  It is also required to be paid … Read more

How to Calculate Time on Failure to Determine Applications

Council’s have 60 statutory days to determine a planning application.  If a decision is not made within that time, the applicant can lodge an application to VCAT.  This type of application is called a Failure to Determine, or a Section 79 Appeal.  This means that the decision is taken from the Council and the application … Read more