Month: October 2016

ICP ARRIVES FINALLY

Yesterday, Planning Minister Richard Wynne gazetted the Ministerial Direction on the Preparation and Content of Infrastructure Contributions Plans and introduced the Infrastructure Contributions Plan (ICP) Guidelines.  The ICP Guidelines establishes a new development levy system applying to greenfield growth areas and strategic development areas as defined in the Ministerial Direction. The new system is based… Read more »

PROPERTY COUNCIL LUNCH – MELBOURNE’S NEXT LORD MAYOR

Last Wednesday at a Property Council of Australia lunch in Victoria, there was a hotly contested debate involving the four prospective candidates for the next Lord Mayor of Melbourne. The incumbent Robert Doyle presented along with Olivia Ball, Ken Ong and Phil Cleary. Topics of interest that were debated included: the Queen Victoria Market redevelopment;… Read more »

New fees under the Planning and Environment Act

Planning permit applications will now be subject to the new Planning and Environment (Fees) Regulations, which came into effect on 13 October 2016.  As highlighted previously by Collie, the new regulations represent some notable and in some cases substantial fee increases.  It should also be noted that a range of new fee categories have also… Read more »