Monthly Archives: September 2012

Vicsmart Planning Assessment now one step closer

Written on September 28, 2012 at 1:07 pm, by

The Planning and Environment Amendment (VicSmart Planning Assessment) Act 2012, No. 53/2012 was assented to on 18/9/2012.  The KLM Spatial team are keeping our eyes open for proclamation of this Act and the subsequent updating of the P&E Act.   The amendment nominates 20th May 2013 as the “default” day of operation, if Continue Reading

Sea Change or Tree Change – Developing a bush block

Written on September 20, 2012 at 5:40 pm, by

That popular goal of buying a bush block, building your dream home and telecommuting is proving to be a popular lifestyle choice for many Victorians.   There are however, many parcels of land subdivided around Victoria which look idyllic but hold some hidden traps for the unwary.  In a great number number Continue Reading

Melbourne Subdivision Research

Written on September 13, 2012 at 4:57 pm, by

Our State Government has recently launched its Victorian Government Data Directory at .  This directory contains links to datasets which are freely available for use by the general public, subject to the terms of the new Data Access Policy launched by the Department of  Treasury and Finance in August 2012.  Of Continue Reading

New changes to public open space law

Written on September 7, 2012 at 8:11 pm, by

There is a new bill before parliament that will clarify many if the problems associated with the levying of an open space requirement as we know it.  The battle between Clause 52.01 and Section 18 of the Subdivision Act is being rationalized, probably in light of the Supreme Court of Continue Reading

How do I name new roads in my subdivision ?

Written on September 3, 2012 at 1:34 pm, by

If you have ever wanted to name a street in your subdivision after your partner, kids or favourite wine, you may have to think again. All new roads created in a Victorian subdivision will now be audited by the Registrar of Geographic Place Names, against the standard for road naming Continue Reading