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  • September 18, 2018
  • Planning

New Commercial 3 Zone

It has long been a criticism that the Mixed Use Zone is actually a residential zone and, given ‘dwelling’ is an as-of-right use, there was limited ability to retain employment generating uses where the zone was applied (given the stronger market for residential development). It was for this reason many traditional inner-employment precincts, like Cremorne and parts of Fitzroy and Collingwood, were placed in the Commercial 2 Zone, where ‘dwelling’ is a prohibited use.

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  • July 13, 2018
  • Planning

Infrastructure Contributions System

On 2 July 2018, the Planning and Environment Amendment (Public Land Contributions) Act 2018 came into effect, introducing a land contribution model to the Infrastructure Contributions system.

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  • May 16, 2018
  • Planning

Reformed residential zones for Victoria

Following introduction of the reformed residential zones by Amendment VC110 on 27 March 2017, the department sought feedback from local government and industry on the operation of the provisions late last year as part of the Government's residential monitoring program.

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  • May 02, 2018
  • Planning

City of Monash Amendment C125

Amendment C125 (Part 1) has been gazetted, and now forms part of the City of Monash Planning Scheme.

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