Month: January 2016

PRICEY PICNICS

We were surprised to learn from an article on The Age website earlier this week, that some Melbourne municipalities require permits for social gatherings of a particular size.  In areas where permits are required, patrolling council officers check to make sure that permits have been obtained where necessary. A minimum fee of $82 is required… Read more »

HOW MUCH CAR PARKING IS ACCECTABLE?

The recent decision to grant a planning permit for a mixed use development at 451 Lygon Street, Brunswick East has raised questions of consistency in the way the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) considers development proposals that seek car parking dispensation.  Originally rejected by Moreland City Council, the approval allows for the construction of… Read more »