Latest VCAT editorials

The Tribunal continues to hand down decisions in this Covid-19 environment, including a number of decisions made “on the papers”. The editorial committee welcomes the State Government’s $5.2m funding to provide an end to end digital solution, an initiative VCAT has been pursuing for some time. Highlights in the latest VCAT editorial include summary dismissal and commercial advantage in a case involving a telecommunications facility; no such thing as ‘alterations and additions’ in the planning scheme; Supreme Court compensation cases; and a Federal Court ruling that Telstra’s payphones that include scope for third party advertising are exempt from a planning permit.