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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

Food and Drink Exemptions

Planning scheme amendment VC193 is a State-wide amendment; one of a number of planning scheme amendments made to support the State’s social and economic recovery from the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The Amendment was made operative on 21 October 2020 and provides 12 months of exemptions to planning scheme and existing planning permit requirements, for uses and development in relation to (mainly) outdoor dining.

Stage 4 Lockdown: Councils & VCAT

VCAT has confirmed that, although they remain closed to the public, it is business as ‘Covid-usual’. They will continue to receive and process new applications as well as hear matters remotely, as scheduled. Most Council planning departments have already moved to a ‘working from home model’

At VCAT Yesterday

Some of our team at Clause 1 attended a webinar, yesterday, hosted by the Victorian Planning and Environment Law Association (VPELA), where the Deputy President of VCAT, Teresa Bisucci, gave an update on the initiatives being undertaken by the Tribunal in the new COVID19 environment