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2021 Update to the Better Apartments Design Standards

Background In 2017 the Victorian Government implemented the Better Apartments Design Standards into the Victorian Planning Provisions and all planning…

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Australia’s national environmental legislation – on the brink of major reform

What’s the latest? The Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Standards and Assurance) Bill 2021 (New Amendment Bill) was introduced to Federal…

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More “significant developments” set to hold tickets for the government’s special planning pathway

Last month we looked at WA’s planning shake up. Here’s what’s happened since… The Planning and Development Amendment Bill 2020…

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Extension of Better Apartments Design Standards

The Victorian government has published a discussion paper proposing additional standards to include in its existing Better Apartments Design Standards….

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SA Planning Commission offers greater clarity on Heritage and Character

Shortly after the Environment, Resources and Development Committee (ERDC) published its 1st Report on the Heritage Inquiry on 30 April…

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Victorian planning schemes – Important decision regarding the Garden Area Requirement

A recent decision of the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) has emphasised the importance of satisfying the Garden Area…

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