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Victoria’s Reformed Zones

Victoria’s Reformed Zones

  Planning zones in Victoria have been reformed to ensure they are still relevant and adequately reflect the aspirations of all Victorians. New and amendment zones were approved by the Minister for Planning. The zone reforms have: simplified requirements allowed a broader range of activites to be considered improved the […]

Zoning Alerts – July 2013

Zoning Alerts – July 2013

Blockbrief’s monthly zoning alerts tracks zoning changes across Australia. In July 10 Councils across Victoria rezoned land, 6 councils in New South Wales followed suit, 6 councils in Western Australia, 3 councils in Queensland, 3 councils in Tasmania, 1 council in South Australia and the Northern Territory made 2 amendments […]

Reforming NSW’s Local Government

Council amalgamations are clearly a priority with the NSW Government’s Independent Local Government Review Panel (ILGRP). In their report “Future Directions for NSW Local Government – Twenty Essential Steps”, ILGRP sets out key actions that will assist in improving and enhancing the strategic ability and financial capacity of local Councils […]

Zoning Alerts – June 2013

Blockbrief’s monthly zoning alerts tracks zoning changes in Victoria and NSW. In June 13 Councils across NSW rezoned land, while 6 Councils across Victoria rezoned land.   NSW Local Environmental Plans  In NSW, Local Environmental Plans (LEPs) guide planning decisions for local government areas. Through zoning and development controls, they allow […]

The New Enterprise Zone

The New Enterprise Zone

  NSW’S New Planning system proposes the introduction of a new Enterprise Zone. The purpose of this zone is to attract investment and stimulate economic growth in areas where it is needed. The enterprise zone will be used to encourage investment by providing for the broadest range of uses. The […]

Zoning Alerts – April 2013

Zoning Alerts – April 2013

Blockbrief’s monthly zoning alerts tracks zoning changes in Victoria, NSW and the ACT. In April 6 Councils across Victoria rezoned land, while 9 Councils across NSW rezoned land. 2 zoning changes occurred in the ACT in April.         NSW Local Environmental Plans  In NSW, Local Environmental Plans […]

North Ryde Station Urban Activation Precinct Rezoning

North Ryde Station Urban Activation Precinct Rezoning

Proposed changes to planning controls to the North Ryde Station Precinct are currently on exhibition until the 19 May 2013. The proposal seeks to rezone 13.99ha of land next to the North Ryde Railway Station as an Urban Activation Precinct to facilitate future development comprising a mix of residential, commercial, […]

Zoning Under The New NSW Planning System

Zoning Under The New NSW Planning System

  The New NSW Planning System proposes radical changes to how land is zoned in NSW. Fewer zones will exist under the new system, where genuinely incompatible land uses are separated, while allowing for a broader scope of complementary land uses to develop within individual zonings. The final list of […]

Infographic: New Planning System For NSW

Infographic: New Planning System For NSW

    The NSW Government released the White Paper – A New Planning System for NSW today for public exhibition. The White Paper sets out the details on how the new planning system will be implemented, and accompanying draft legislation. The 5 key elements of reform relate to: Strategic Planning […]

NSW Planning White Paper Released – A New Planning System For NSW

NSW Planning White Paper Released – A New Planning System For NSW

The NSW Government released the White Paper – A New Planning System for NSW today for public exhibition. The White Paper sets out the details on how the new planning system will be implemented, and accompanying draft legislation. The Paper also responds to the questions and issues raised in submissions. Under […]