CS Town Planning News

Why the correct Minimum Garden Area is essential for permit approval


Sophie Thomas.

A recent VCAT decision saw a development rejected due to the fact the garden area was discovered to be 3.5 square metres short of the requirement. 

Apple’s Planning Permit for Fed Square Rejected by Heritage Victoria


Sophie Thomas.

Read about the ultimate decision of Heritage Victoria to refuse an applicaiton from tech giant apple to develop a retail store in iconic Federation square.  

Mandatory Public Open Space Contribution for subdivision applications in Frankston


Sophie Thomas.


Frankston Council is seeking to make public open space contributions mandatory for future subdivision applications made in the municipality through a fomal planning scheme amendment. 

Amendment C126 what this means for planning permit applications


Sophie Thomas. 


Bayside City Council have agreed to omit mandatory height controls for future planning applications.