In September 2017, the Victorian Legislative Assembly passed the Planning and Environment Amendment (Public Land Contributions) Bill 2017 (Bill). The Bill will implement a land contributions model to simplify the infrastructure contributions system by requiring landowners … Continued
On 27 March 2017, Ministerial Amendment VC110 (VC110) to all Victorian planning schemes implemented significant changes to the Neighbourhood Residential Zone (NRZ), General Residential Zone (GRZ) and Residential Growth Zone (RGZ). Complementary changes were also … Continued
The High Court has rejected a claim for planning compensation by owners of land who purchased the land after it had been reserved, confirming the established principle that purchasers of reserved land are not entitled … Continued
All residential zones empower the planning authority to specify the maximum height of a building. In the case of the Neighbourhood Residential Zone, whatever the specified maximum height is, it does not apply to: An … Continued
On 23 November 2016, the Victorian Government formalised planning controls under Amendment C270 in the Melbourne Planning Scheme. The controls replace the interim mandatory built form controls that were introduced in September 2015. The Amendment … Continued
The recent release by the NSW Government of a revised Practice Note and draft Direction and circular regarding the use of Voluntary Planning Agreements (VPAs) may serve as a timely opportunity for Councils to undertake … Continued
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