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2024 has began like 2023 finished off with many interesting VCAT decisions and Panel reports. Highlights of VCAT Vol 11 No 7 are Amendment C243 and the loss of appeal rights for an objector opposed to a single dwelling on a lot greater than 300sqm; the intersection of DDO controls and the new deemed to comply provision in Clause 55; the upholding of a condition requiring affordable housing despite the Applicant’s concern about delay in Council decision-making; whether a function centre is a tourism facility; a refusal for three two storey dwellings in proximity to a Major Hazard Facility; the rejection of a telecommunications facility on the edge of the National Trust classified Lysterfield Valley; and the approval of a Place of Worship in the Green Wedge Zone. Highlights of PPV Vol 11 No 3 are Melbourne C426melb (PSA) [2024] PPV 1, which implements the South Yarra Heritage Study. The Panel report discusses three significant issues: appreciation of a heritage place; how to treat a significant building within a precinct; and whether there can be two statements of significance for the one property. Commentary is also provided on the Panel report that considered the Mount Waverley Major Activity Centre, including analysis on what is meant by a “village”character.