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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.

Extension on extension (hold on, I’m not quite finished yet)

Readers will likely be aware of plans to refurbish Melbourne’s famous Windsor Hotel, the development includes the construction of a 26-storey tower and a north wing extension. This matter was before the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (“the Tribunal) again recently, this time to consider an extension of the time authorised to complete the development, in Hotel Windsor Holdings Pty Ltd v Minister for Planning [2016] VCAT 351.