Month: August 2010

DEVELOPMENT PLAN APPROVED FOR FORMER KODAK SITE, COBURG

  The Department of Planning and Community Development recently approved a development plan for the former Kodak Australasia site in Coburg. On 21 July 2010 the Department of Planning and Community Development (DPCD) endorsed a Development Plan for 173-199 Elizabeth Street, Coburg (the site). The approval of the development plan is a significant milestone in… Read more »

2009 VICTORIAN BUSHFIRES ROYAL COMMISSION

The Bushfires Royal Commission Final Report includes 67 recommendations under various headings.   The recommendations canvass a wide range of issues and are indicative of the breadth of analysis completed by the Commissioners. It is interesting that 19 of the recommendations deal with Planning and Building issues. They range from amendments to the Victoria Planning… Read more »

GROWTH AREAS INFRASTRUCTURE CONTRIBUTION (GAIC)

On 29 July 2010 the Legislative Council of the Victorian Parliament passed the amendment (VC68) to expand Melbourne’s urban growth boundary allowing 43,600 additional hectares to be brought into metropolitan Melbourne. To support the additional expansion of the urban growth boundary the Planning and Environment Amendment (Growth Areas Infrastructure Contribution) Act 2010 came into operation… Read more »