Planning insights and updates

There were 42 published decisions of the Tribunal from the Planning and Environment List in the month of April, including the Red Dot decision of

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The challenge for renewable energy in Farming Zones

Our planet is facing an environmental crisis that many view  as  an  existential  risk  to  humanity. The scientific consensus is that this threat is entirely of our own making but that actions to reverse anthropogenic climate change are still within our grasp.

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When to crossover…

This is an interesting VCAT analysis of the validity of a planning permit condition and concepts of reasonableness and enforcement.
If you are a planner or lawyer and are interested in the drafting of permit conditions – read on!

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Secondary Dwellings Code

We were very pleased to see the gazettal of Amendment VC186 last week. It is another big milestone for DELWP’s Smart Planning Program and an important step towards improved housing outcomes.

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Amendment VC175

Amendment VC175 is gazetted into all Victorian Planning Schemes today. The amendment implements part of the Government’s review into ‘Planning for amenity, health and safety

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New Clause 52.18

The Minister for Planning has used his powers to introduce a new Clause 52.18 (State of emergency exemption) into all planning schemes to respond to the current state of emergency and the significant community demand for food and other essential goods as a result of COVID-19. Amendment VC181 was gazetted on Monday 6 April 2020.

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