Tag Archives: Town Planning

Casey Housing Strategy – Planning Scheme Amendment C198

A new Planning Scheme amendment which affects many of our valued clients in the South Eastern Growth corridor is on Public Exhibition until 12 December.The proposed amendment seeks to instil a strategic planning framework that enables Council to:Guide residential development to address future housing needs and the aspirations of the Continue Reading

KLM Spatial Office Re-Location

After many years in Central Dandenong, KLM Spatial has outgrown the Mason Street office and will be re-locating to a purpose built facility, nestled between scattered river red gums in South Dandenong.  The original development site was burdened with a range of planning and engineering challenges, including native vegetation, access, Continue Reading

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

Hidden Subdivision Costs

The subdivision of land in growth areas of Melbourne (and some other greenfield land in Victoria) can attract seemingly hidden levies and taxes such as ‘Development Contributions’, ‘Growth Area Infrastructure contributions’, ‘Community levies’, ‘Public Open Space Contributions’ and ‘Service Authority Levies’. These charges should be a major consideration in any Continue Reading

New Planning Zones for Victoria

As of the 1 July 2013 the Victorian planning system will see new changes to the residential and commercial zones.  It is hoped that the reformed residential zones will give a clearer direction, greater certainty and protection to local neighbourhoods where necessary whilst encouraging urban consolidation in and around activity Continue Reading