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On behalf of the editorial committee, welcome to 2019. Late last year many noteworthy Tribunal decisions and Panel reports were uploaded onto Austlii. Significant Tribunal decisions included: further consideration of the 1045 Burke Road case and the National Trust principle; section 173 agreements and affordable housing; balancing housing development and urban character in the Residential Growth Zone; concerns with conflicting policy directions in the Monash Planning Scheme; and whether there has been a change in approach in the lapsing of applications and further information requests. Significant Panel reports included; costs and affordability impacts of a DCP in regional areas; ensuring public officers have authority in expert conclaves; preservation of tenement controls in the Upper Yarra and Dandenong Ranges; protecting Barwon Heads from inappropriate growth and development; and the importance of getting it right with the form and content of amendments.