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Discussion Papers & Articles

Victoria's New Residential Zones
Aboriginal Cultural Heritage
Calculating Council's 60 Day Timeframe
Applying for Costs at VCAT
Amending a Planning Permit

Mornington Amendment Concerns

Permit applicant’s that regularly work in Mornington Shire Council will be aware that during 2018 Council had started to assess planning permit applications against the Mornington Peninsula Housing and Settlement Strategy 2017. This strategy has formed the basis for planning scheme amendment C219 which seeks, among other things, to mandate minimum lot sizes of 300sqm and 450sqm in GRZ and NRZ respectively. However, the Minister’s office has not yet provided approval for amendment C219 to be prepared.

New Fee Confusion: Secondary Consent Rip-off

Experienced planning permit applicants will be aware of the process available to request amendments via secondary consent provisions contained within approved permits. Such amendments often include: minor changes to approved planning drawings, materials and finishes, associated report, where the changes are not significant, do not change or breach the conditions of the permit, do not require re-notification to affected parties and are made possible under a condition in the planning permit which enables amendments with the ‘further written consent of the responsible authority’ (or similar wording).