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Vicsmart; how clever is the process?

We look at the benefits of using the Vicsmart application process and how expanding its reach may be a positive for planning.

THINKING OF GOING TO VCAT?  HERE ARE SOME VITAL STATISTICS

Recently, we have seen an increase in enquiries to our office from people wanting to take their Council to VCAT over restrictive permit conditions or refusals.  So, we thought it would be interesting to find out some statistics relating to successes at VCAT for applicants taking on Council.

Case Study – When planning applications become a battleground between neighbours.

In June 2015 we applied to Nillumbik Council to develop a second house on a large block of land in Eltham. This case looks at how costly poor relationships with your neighbours can be to development projects.  

Case Study - Vacant backyard subdivision.

Approved by Banyule City Council in April 2012 this vacant lot land subdivision in Greensborough was sold in 2016 and construction on a new dwelling is scheduled to be complete in October 2017.