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G21 Regional Growth Plan Released To Guide Geelong Growth

G21 Regional Growth Plan Released To Guide Geelong Growth

The G21 Regional Growth Plan has been released to guide the growth and change of the Geelong region for the next 30-40 years.  The G21 Plan is one of eight regional growth plans being prepared across Victoria. It provides a broad direction for regional land use and development as well […]

3 New Local Environmental Plans Adopted To Provide More Homes & Jobs

3 New Local Environmental Plans Adopted To Provide More Homes & Jobs

Three additional local plans – two in Sydney and one in the Illawarra – have been delivered as part of a Statewide program to create a modern and simpler planning system which supports housing and jobs. New local environment plans (LEPs) for Holroyd and Manly in Sydney and Shellharbour in […]

Zoning Alerts – March 2013

Zoning Alerts – March 2013

Blockbrief’s monthly zoning alerts tracks zoning changes in NSW, Victoria and now the ACT. In March, 16 councils in NSW rezoned land, while 19 councils across Victoria rezoned land and the ACT rezoned land in 2 localities.         NSW Local Environmental Plans  In NSW, Local Environmental Plans […]

Delays In DAs Highlight Need For New Planning System

Delays In DAs Highlight Need For New Planning System

The NSW Minister for Planning Brad Hazzard has suggested that recently released data on council approval times for new development highlights the need  for a new planning system. With Councils taking on average 71 days to assess development applications, up from 68 days. Hazzard said the Local Development Performance Monitoring […]

East Midtown Rezoning

East Midtown Rezoning

The New York City Department of City Planning is proposing a rezoning strategy for 78 blocks of the East Midtown office area centered around Grand Central Terminal. Despite its relative prominence in the city today, the area faces challenges that could undermine its competitiveness and its value over time. The […]

Draft Metropolitan Strategy For Sydney

Draft Metropolitan Strategy For Sydney

Ambitious minimum housing targets and strong jobs growth in western Sydney are some of the key features of the draft Metropolitan Strategy released today for extended public consultation. The draft Metropolitan Strategy for Sydney sets out a new plan for the city’s future over the next two decades. The draft strategy […]

Victorian Zoning Guide

Victorian Zoning Guide

In order to help demystify Victorian zoning regulations we have created this ultra-condensed version of the Victoria Planning Provisions for the various categories of Residential and Commercial zonings. Each synopsis provides general requirements for property development. This summary is not intended to be a substitute for the respective council Planning […]

New Planning Zones For Victoria

New Planning Zones For Victoria

Victorian Planning Minister Matthew Guy has announced the final details on the reform of Victoria’s residential planning zones. Three reformed residential zones will be introduced on 1 July 2013 which follows a detailed consultation process involving individuals, businesses, councils and community groups. The existing Residential 1 Zone, Residential 2 Zone […]

Zoning Alerts – February 2013

Zoning Alerts – February 2013

Blockbrief’s monthly zoning alerts tracks zoning changes in NSW and Victoria. In February, 9 councils in NSW rezoned land, while 16 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 […]

NSW Zoning Guide

NSW Zoning Guide

In order to help demystify NSW zoning regulations we have created this ultra-condensed version of the NSW Standard Instrument Local Environmental Plan for the various categories of Residential and Commercial zonings. Each synopsis provides general requirements for property development. This summary is not intended to be a substitute for the […]