1 December 2021
The heavy workload at VCAT continues. Highlights of our latest editorial VCAT Vol 9 No 3 includes: a finding by VCAT’s president that sustainable transport policy is not relevant where there ...
19 November 2021
On behalf of the editorial committee, we are pleased to advise the latest VCAT and PPV editorials are now available. Highlights of VCAT Vol 9 No 2 include: Tribunal’s contempt order on Corkma...
6 October 2021
We are pleased to announce the commencement of the Volume 9 series of editorials. Highlights of VCAT Vol 9 No 1 includes whether demolition of a building extinguishes an existing use right; whether...
23 August 2021
Despite these lockdown times, there has been a surge of noteworthy VCAT cases and your editorial committee has produced two VCAT editorials for this month. VCAT Vol 8 No 15 highlights include an ac...
30 July 2021
VCAT Vol 8 No 14 highlights include complexity of Victoria’s planning system; failure to provide equitable development scuttles tower development; whether an amendment to a permit can only be...
1 July 2021
The latest VCAT and PPV editorials have been distributed to subscribers and uploaded onto the web site. VCAT editorial highlights include whether a dwelling to be used partly for a bed and breakfas...
16 June 2021
The editorial committee sends warms congratulations to Kathy Mitchell, Chief Panel Member, on her appointment as a Member (AM) of the Order of Australia (General Division) in the Queen’s Birt...
31 May 2021
We have pleasure in providing a link to the Planning and Environment Handbook – VCAT decisions and commentary. This complimentary handbook has been prepared by our legal editor Dr Joseph Mona...
27 May 2021
Highlights of our latest VCAT editorial (VCAT Vol 8 No 12) are on whether a market is a shop; the redevelopment of a service station site and long-term planning objectives; no McDonalds for Mansfie...
22 April 2021
Highlights of our latest VCAT editorial Vol 8 No 11 include the limits of an accrued right on a change to a minimum garden area; the addition of one storey and whether a repeat appeal; whether the ...
7 April 2021
Noteworthy Tribunal decisions this month include when is a moveable dwelling moveable; whether the incorrect use of a VCAT form invalidates an application; the relevance of the Constitution in a pl...
18 February 2021
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 ...
19 January 2021
On behalf of the editorial committee, we wish our subscribers and friends a prosperous, rewarding and happy 2021. In a whirlwind end to 2020 at VCAT and PPV, we have produced three VCAT editorials ...
22 December 2020
The editorial committee and management team wishes all subscribers and friends a happy Christmas and New Year. 2020 has presented challenges that no-one could foresee, but to the credit of the peop...
30 November 2020
These past few months continue to be busy for the Tribunal and Planning Panels despite the Covid pandemic with many noteworthy decisions and reports released. VCAT highlights include removal of a n...