27 March 2020
Matters may slow down at VCAT with the onset of the Caronavirus, however it has been a busy start to the year with the editorial committee producing two VCAT editorials. Highlights of VCAT Vol 7 No...
27 March 2020
1. Planning Practice Note 88 on protection of solar panels found wanting It took a long time after the red dot decisions Chen v Melbourne CC & Ors (Red Dot) [2012] VCAT 1909 and John Gurry &am...
27 March 2020
1. Failure to confirm mandatory garden area results in a refusal Mandatory garden area requirements for multi-dwelling developments were introduced via Amendment VC110 on 27 March 2017. In XYZ Con...
24 March 2020
We trust subscribers and friends are staying safe and well. We draw your attention to a VPELA webinar on Technology Tools. Registration due 4pm Tuesday 24 March. See VPELA web site for further deta...
26 February 2020
Noteworthy Tribunal decisions this month include failure of an expert witness to disclose employer relationship; co-location of telecommunication facilities; whether a planning permit is required t...
21 February 2020
1. Donnybrook-Woodstock Infrastructure Contributions Plan – more learnings PPV has now considered the Donnybrook-Woodstock Infrastructure Contributions Plan (ICP), which together with the Mt Atkin...
24 January 2020
Welcome to the new decade. VCAT and PPV both handed down a number of noteworthy decisions and reports prior to Christmas. VCAT highlights include procedural failures with a planning scheme amendmen...
8 January 2020
We are pleased to announce that VPRs has renewed its sponsorship of PlanningXChange, Victoria’s unique podcast service led by Peter Jewell and Jess Noonan. Peter and Jess’s next intervi...
20 December 2019
The editorial committee and publications team wishes our subscribers and friends a very happy and safe Christmas and New Year. Thank you for your ongoing support and we look forward to reporting on...
27 November 2019
Noteworthy VCAT decisions this month include: whether a complete waiver of car parking appropriate in an activity centre; solar farms in Mildura; relevance of need in a heritage matter; whether a c...
30 October 2019
Your editorial committee is please to advise that the latest VCAT editorial is now available. Highlights include validity of condition to retain an architect; exemption from a mandatory garden area...
9 October 2019
Once more its been an interesting month at the Tribunal and Planning Panels with the delivery of a number noteworthy decisions and reports. VCAT highlights include challenges in designing for rever...
16 July 2019
With the new financial year, we commence a new volume series. This being Volume 7, this is the 7th year of our ‘new’ editorial service. Highlights are VCAT decisions on procedural fairn...
28 June 2019
Deputy president Helen Gibson AM was farewelled at a VPELA function held on 27 June attended by over 130 people from the planning, environment and legal sectors. Helen has been deputy president of ...
3 June 2019
As we reach the end of the financial year, we have completed our Volume 6 series. We produced 11 VCAT editorials and 7 PPV editorials. Noteworthy cases in VCAT Vol 6 No 11 on different outcomes on ...