Latest VCAT editorial now available

Editorial VCAT Vol 9 No 10 is now available on the VPRs web site. Highlights include challenges to certificates of compliance; failure to meet net gain requirements; should a Preliminary Aboriginal Heritage Test should be done before deciding whether or not a CHMP is required? refusal of an amendment to…

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Latest editorials now available

Latest VCAT and PPV editorials are now available. Highlights of VCAT Vol 9 No 9 are: whether a site can be carved off to avoid a CHMP; whether a Caretaker’s house required for hemp cultivation and whether hemp production a rural industry; the relevance of an objection to a subdivision…

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Congratulations Jane Sharp on VPELA fellowship

Our legal editor Jane Sharp has been awarded a VPELA fellowship for her contribution to the industry and long standing service and commitment to the Association.  Jane’s career started as a planner before moving to law and is now a highly regarded barrister in the local government, planning and environmental…

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Latest editorials now available

On behalf of the editorial committee, we have pleasure in releasing the latest VCAT and PPV editorials. VCAT highlights include Bayside’s interpretation of election signage dismissed by Supreme Court; damages awarded to nearby landowners of Bald Hills wind farm due to excessive noise; the impact of overshadowing on the public…

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Latest VCAT editorial now available

On behalf of the editorial committee, we are pleased to advise that the latest VCAT editorial is now available. Highlights include: Demolition by neglect: the application of Clause 15.03-1S of the PPF and the relevance of section 6B of the P&E Act; solar farms in the Green Wedge and Irrigation…

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Latest editorials now available

Highlights of VCAT Vol 9 No 5 include removing a tree to gain a development advantage; seeking permission for a dwelling prior to an agricultural use; a convenience restaurant refused in a rural town because it is inconsistent with the town plan; whether a convenience restaurant is part of a…

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Latest editorials now available

Our first editorials for 2022 are now available on vprs.com.au. Highlights of VCAT Vol 9 No 4 include protection of biodiversity under Conservation, Forests and Lands Act; whether a camping and caravan park is a residential village; a successful challenge to the Supreme Court against a Tribunal decision to refuse…

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Eliza Bergin joins editorial committee

We are very pleased to announce that Eliza Bergin has joined our editorial committee. Eliza is a barrister with 20 years experience and practises in planning and environment law and appears in all major jurisdictions including Federal and State Courts, Tribunals, Inquiries and Royal Commissions. Eliza has a particular interest in Supreme…

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Seasons greetings

On behalf of the editorial committee, thank you to our subscribers for your continued support of Victoria Planning Reports. We congratulate all practitioners in the planning jurisdiction for their focus and agility to ensure the decision-making wheel keeps on turning in challenging times. We wish everyone a safe and happy…

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Latest editorials now available

The heavy workload at VCAT continues. Highlights of our latest editorial VCAT Vol 9 No 3 includes: a finding by VCAT’s president that sustainable transport policy is not relevant where there is no maximum car parking requirement and no permit trigger; bio-security risks from an outdoor recreation facility to strawberry…

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Latest editorials now available

On behalf of the editorial committee, we are pleased to advise the latest VCAT and PPV editorials are now available. Highlights of VCAT Vol 9 No 2 include: Tribunal’s contempt order on Corkman Hotel upheld by Court of Appeal; challenge to Minister’s approval to extend time for wind farm dismissed;…

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Latest editorials now available

We are pleased to announce the commencement of the Volume 9 series of editorials. Highlights of VCAT Vol 9 No 1 includes whether demolition of a building extinguishes an existing use right; whether an extension of time commences from the date specified in the permit or the day it is…

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Two VCAT editorials now available

Despite these lockdown times, there has been a surge of noteworthy VCAT cases and your editorial committee has produced two VCAT editorials for this month. VCAT Vol 8 No 15 highlights include an accrued right to object; reconstitution of the Tribunal on a question of law regarding the Macedon Ranges…

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Latest editorials now available

VCAT Vol 8 No 14 highlights include complexity of Victoria’s planning system; failure to provide equitable development scuttles tower development; whether an amendment to a permit can only be made by an owner; seeking an injunction to prevent a demolition; achieving a Development Plan outcome; and invalid conditions on a…

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Latest editorials now available

The latest VCAT and PPV editorials have been distributed to subscribers and uploaded onto the web site. VCAT editorial highlights include whether a dwelling to be used partly for a bed and breakfast is as-of-right; the challenges when there are multiple permit triggers but some of the triggers are exempt…

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