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

Victoria’s New Residential Zones

The Victorian Government has introduced the most significant changes to Victoria’s planning zones since the introduction of the standardised Victorian Planning Provisions (VPP) over a decade ago. The new zones are expected to significantly change the residential development landscape across Victoria. The following article looks at the new General Residential Zone […]

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.

Latest Residential Zone Changes: What Practitioners Need to Know

In mid April 2017 the State Government made sweeping changes to the residential zones across Victoria. The changes are widely speculated to be an attempt to redress some of the imbalance that resulted from the over implementation of the Neighbourhood Residential Zone (and other restrictive controls), with little or no scrutiny, after the 2013-14 adoption of the, then, new residential zones.