One Planner's Archive

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

More Permit Exemptions for Buildings in Some Rural Areas

In April 2023, Amendment VC231, changed the default planning permit exemption thresholds for dwelling extensions, out-buildings and building used for agriculture, in the Rural Living Zone, Farming Zone and Rural Activity Zone across Victoria. Buildings and works requirements under these zoning provisions have exemptions based on floor area. Amendment VC231 […]

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”.