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The editorial committee is pleased to announce the release of two VCAT editorials and one PPV editorial. Despite the pandemic, both the Tribunals and Panels are continuing to conduct hearings and deliver cases. This is a credit to all stakeholders. Highlights of VCAT Vol 8 No 3 include ‘generally in accordance with’ in the context of PSPs; more on secondary consent; a competitor’s challenge to an EPA approval to amend a licence; and workers’ accommodation in the Farming Zone. Highlights of VCAT Vol 8 No 4 include underdevelopment; a judicial challenge to a Council resolution on noise complaints of a wind farm; the lack of certainty if a council does not respond to a request to seek more time for further information; a Court of Appeal case on the Minister’s decision to approve a wind farm; and costs under section 75(2) of the VCAT Act. Highlights of PPV Vol 8 No 3 include three Fishermans Bend advisory committee reports that deal with new affordable housing provisions; economic impacts of Casey’s activity centres strategy; the draconian nature of the Restructure Overlay; and testing problems with the ATS.