In a recent decision by the VCAT on a housing development which was refused by the local council, the presiding member eloquently summarised the future of housing, planning and travel in the Melbourne of the future.

VCAT proceeded to grant a permit to the applicant, who had unsuccessfully tried to obtain a permit on her land for several years. What a waste of time and money. But does this council realise money does not grow on trees for developers? Apparently not, as the council regularly appears…