COVID-19 has temporarily stalled many facets of life. As we work from home, our fears reducing, feeling a warmth of pride that our community has prioritised public health over all else, it is dawning on us that there will be a ‘new norm’. Things change quickly in this new norm, so readers should be aware this piece was written on May 20th.
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Regular planning permit applicants may have noticed that permit application forms are no longer available from the planning.vic,gov.au website.
We recently wrote about two VCAT decisions that discussed the VicSmart provisions. As regular readers will be aware the VicSmart provisions have been significantly widened this year to incorporate a larger number of application types.
In the first VicSmart application to be determined by VCAT, Johnson v Banyule CC  VCAT 444, the Tribunal has provided a timely reminder to Councils & permit applicants that only the limited number of matters set out for each application type are relevant for consideration.