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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.

Tree Removal Exemptions Clarified

Regular permit applicants and readers of Planning Tidbits will be aware that Clause 52.48 of the Victorian Planning Provisions provides powerful exemptions from permit triggers for tree and other vegetation removal under the heading of ‘Bushfire Protection: Exemptions”.