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We have commenced series eight of our editorials, meaning we are in the eighth year of our ‘new’ service. Noteworthy Tribunal decisions include whether a camping and caravan park is what it purports to be; dismissal of a section 39 challenge to a Yarra Planning Scheme amendment on height controls; proposed townhouses approved in four cases despite Council concerns with underdevelopment; and a failed bid to cancel a permit for expand the Maddingley brown coal quarry. Noteworthy Panel reports include Geelong’s settlement strategy and growth area plans; failure by an expert witness to make a full disclosure; PAO to facilitate a service road in Wyndham approved despite weak strategic justification; and whether internal alteration controls should apply to former theatres in Yarra.