Changes to the Victorian Planning System

Changes to the Victorian Planning System As you may be aware, two significant changes have recently been made to the Victorian Planning System, firstly the introduction of reformed land use zones and secondly, the introduction of Vicsmart, a new and streamlined application process for “simple” Planning Permit Applications. The following provides a brief overview of the key aspects of these two initiatives: Reformed Land Use Zones In very broad terms, the following summarised the key implications of the reformed Land […]

Changes to Residential Zones

Changes to Residential Zones As you may be aware, significant changes to Residential zones will soon be implemented across the state. The new residential zones are: – The Residential growth zone, which is intended to facilitate new housing growth and diversity – The General residential zone, which is intended to preserve urban character while facilitating moderate housing growth, and – The Neighbourhood Residential zone, which is intended to restrict housing growth in areas identified for urban preservation The City of […]