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We Need Common Sense Planning Rules!
Zoning
Tuesday September 5 2017

We Need Common Sense Planning Rules!

Common sense is the oft-overlooked ingredient when it comes to making planning decisions that are good for everyone involved. The primary objective of planning is to...

Property Subdivision: Council’s Town Planning Process
Zoning
Tuesday February 14 2017

Property Subdivision: Council’s Town Planning Process

If you are planning to subdivide a property or propose to build a single dwelling on a lot size smaller than the minimum allowed by your...

Subdivisions: Should Neighbourhood Character Rule?
Zoning
Friday January 20 2017

Subdivisions: Should Neighbourhood Character Rule?

People tend to love timeless architecture, be it a street lined with Victorian era homes or an inner city road dotted with clever contemporary architecture, some...

Property Subdivision: The Basics
Zoning
Thursday December 8 2016

Property Subdivision: The Basics

What makes a design solution acceptable to your local Victorian council?

Zoning on the Run Compounds Family Housing Woes
Zoning
Tuesday October 11 2016

Zoning on the Run Compounds Family Housing Woes

Council zoning decisions made on the run can keep parents from helping their loved ones get into an already difficult to enter housing market.

Property Development: Can Effective Communication Produce Dividends?
Business
Thursday September 22 2016

Property Development: Can Effective Communication Produce Dividends?

Recently, I attended council meetings at three different councils, for three different clients and three different planning applications.

Property Development: Should Councils Be Liable for Loss?
Business
Wednesday August 10 2016

Property Development: Should Councils Be Liable for Loss?

A frustrated couple met me recently complaining that their dreams and plans were shattered by their local council. Thinking it is best to weigh up the...

Property Subdivision: Off the Shelf vs Bespoke
Business
Thursday June 23 2016

Property Subdivision: Off the Shelf vs Bespoke

Recently, I had a discussion with a young couple about to embark on their first property development.

Property Subdivision: Are Town Planning Permits Guaranteed?
Zoning
Wednesday June 8 2016

Property Subdivision: Are Town Planning Permits Guaranteed?

A very successful town planning lawyer once advised me that offering a property subdivision guarantee in a world of so many variables was a high-risk promise...