Tag Archives: Planning Permits

VicSmart – Planning Permit in 10 Days

Victoria has now implemented a system of fast decisions for simple planning applications. This welcome addition to the planning schemes of all Victorian municipalities has been under development for several years (see our old article from  June 2012). Eligibility rules will apply to ensure that “straight forward” applications can be processed Continue Reading

New Native Vegetation Tools

The Victorian Department of Environment and Primary Industries (DEPI) has thrown the cat among the pigeons with the introduction of an “improved” policy for Native Vegetation removal.  As the development community comes to terms with the new regime, effective from December 2013, many questions are being directed to professional ecologists Continue Reading

Faster Planning Permits

Decisions on planning applications throughout Victoria can take 6 to 12 months to issue, depending on the complexity of the proposal and applicable planning framework.  In response to these ballooning timeframes, the City of Greater Dandenong has implemented a streamline process designed to significantly reduce the approval timeframes for commercial and Continue Reading