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Noteworthy VCAT and Supreme Court decisions include whether accommodation for the elderly should be defined as a residential aged care facility or retirement village; Court of Appeal refuses leave in challenge to Mt Atkinson landfill extension; refusal of a large aquaculture facility for abalone farming in Portland due to visual impacts in a rural living environment; refusal of a major commercial development because it is contrary to orderly planning; and the irrelevance of a 1877 ‘vesting’ Act to a buildings and works application to the Brighton life saving club building. Noteworthy Panel reports include removal of land affected by an easement in a PSP; systemic issues with ICPs; whether land identified for a public reserve in a PSP should be be considered ‘contributory’ land; failure of flood study to account for climate change; and rejection of FAR and FAU for Moonee Ponds activity centre.