The Federal Court has given Telstra the green light to install new payphones with digital advertising screens across Australia without the need for a planning permit. In Telstra Corporation Limited v Melbourne City Council  … Continued
On 1 July 2020, key components of Victoria’s new environment protection laws are intended to commence. The changes, contained in the Environment Protection Act 2017 (new EP Act), provide a new framework for environmental management … Continued
To implement the Victorian Government’s commitment to supporting renewable energy development through the planning framework, Amendment VC161 (Amendment) was gazetted on 17 September 2019, introducing important changes to all Victoria Planning Provisions. What does this … Continued
Planning compensation is compensation available to owners and occupiers of land under the Planning and Environment Act 1987 (PE Act) for financial loss resulting from the requirement for land to be acquired or rezoned for … Continued
In Fassoulis & ors v Mansfield Shire Council  VCAT 376, the Tribunal considered, amongst other things, whether the Council had issued a ‘clear and unambiguous written direction to cease’ for the purposes of establishing … Continued
On 18 December 2018, the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (Tribunal) issued an important decision regarding the assessment of the site value of a heritage registered property (ISPT Pty Ltd -v- Melbourne City Council and Valuer … Continued
On 14 November 2018, judgment was handed down by the New South Wales Supreme Court, Court of Appeal on whether a commercial land owner was entitled to recover rates, levied and paid, during the construction … Continued
Since our last update on the Government’s proposed reforms to the Environment Protection Act 1970, the Environment Protection Amendment Bill 2018 (the Bill) was passed by Parliament on 9 August 2018. This Bill represents the … Continued
Introduction Arising from the Victorian Government’s Smart Planning program, Amendment VC148 (VC148) was gazetted on 31 July 2018 introducing significant changes to all Victorian Planning Schemes (Planning Schemes). According to the Department of Environment, Land, … Continued
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