Who We Are

Victorian Planning Reports (VPRs) was established in 1983 and reported on decisions of the Victorian Civil & Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) and its predecessors and the Supreme Court from 1983 to 2012. The publication’s volumes include 1 – 5 PABR, 1 – 22 AATR and 1 – 47 VPR. Consolidated indexes include 1 - 5 PABR and 1 - 22 AATR (1983-1999), 1 -20 VPR (1999-2005), 21 – 40 VPR (2006 – 2011) as well as a 21 – 47 (VPR).

In 2012, the Guide to Planning Appeals (GPAs) and Guide to Planning Panels (GPPs) were launched together with a new editorial service on both VCAT decisions and Panel reports. It replaced the consolidated volumes that contained reported VCAT (and its predecessors) decisions.

The editorial committee provides a role in identifying and analysing key Tribunal decisions and Panel reports through the monthly editorial comment and annual review of the two Guides.

Current members of the editorial committee are:

Mark Marsden (Managing EditorThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Mark has almost thirty years experience in planning. He has worked at senior levels for a number of Councils and for the Municipal Association of Victoria and was a senior Panel Member at Planning Panels Victoria for over six years. He established his practice in July 2012, PS Planning Pty Ltd. He is a former president of the Local Government Planners Association, Chair of the RMIT Course Advisory Committee and is a fellow of the PIA.

Dr Joseph Monaghan (Legal Editor) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Joseph is a Partner at Holding Redlich.  He is an Accredited Specialist in Planning and Environmental Law, and also Administrative Law. He has commented on VCAT planning and environment decisions as a long-time contributor to the Legal World column in the Victorian Planning and Environmental Law Association publication The VPELA Review.

Kim Piskuric (Legal Editor) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Kim is a Principal at Harwood Andrews Lawyers, working in the Planning, Environment and Local Government team. She has significant experience in acting for local government and other statutory authorities. She regularly appears before the Tribunal and Planning Panels and has a particular expertise in relation to residential development and development contributions.  In addition to her legal qualifications, she has completed a Masters of Environment from the University of Melbourne.

Dr Stephen Rowley (Planning EditorThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Stephen commenced his own planning consultancy RCI in Seprember 2014. He has extensive experience in local government, having worked at the municipalities of Mornington, Melbourne and Moreland. He has also worked at state government level. He is currently vice-president of the Planning Institute of Australia (Victoria), and was co-editor of Planning News from June 2007 to June 2010. Stephen lectures in planning at RMIT and was awarded a PHD in September 2013.

Greg Tobin (Legal Editor) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Greg is a Principal at Harwood Andrews Lawyers, working in the areas of Planning, Environment and Local Government. Greg has extensive knowledge in retail planning, contaminated land and landfill issues. He appears regularly before the Tribunal and Panels.

Editorial committee members can be contacted by email.

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