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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

Expiring Permits in New Zones

Regular readers of this column will be familiar with the profound impact that the recently introduced residential zones have had on future development. However, the new NRZ, with its prohibitions on certain types of development including more than two dwellings in many instances, has wreaked havoc when it comes to extending timeframes and amending planning permits granted before these zones were introduced.

Zone Changes for Forever

Regular readers of BDAV News will be aware despite the fanfare surrounding the introduction of the three new residential zones back in July 2014, many Councils are yet to make a full transition from interim ‘neutral conversion’ (General Residential Zone) to their preferred zones and schedules.