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Vic Planning Minister Fast tracks Geelong Planning Proposals For Growth

Vic Planning Minister Fast tracks Geelong Planning Proposals For Growth

Thousands of Geelong jobs have been fast-tracked through the planning approvals process by the Victorian State Government. Planning Minister Matthew Guy this week announced the fast-tracking of a number of job-creating major projects in the Geelong region, including: Sustainable Farms agribusiness project at Lara A major retail and logistics precinct at […]

Great Lakes Council proposes rezoning to conserve land

Great Lakes Council proposes rezoning to conserve land

Great Lakes Council is proposing to protect a key site on The Southern Parkway and will exhibit plans to rezone the land from rural to conservation. The land (Lot 22 DP 843479) has an area of 11 ha and is heavily vegetated, low lying and flood prone. “The intention of the […]

City of Lake Macquarie study to help realise the potential of Edgeworth

City of Lake Macquarie study to help realise the potential of Edgeworth

City of Lake Macquarie Council is seeking feedback on a study of the important gateway to Lake Macquarie that connects Edgeworth and Glendale to the M1 Motorway and the Hunter Expressway. The Lower Hunter Regional Strategy identified it as a renewal corridor that can provide for more business and housing […]

Gladesville is changing

Gladesville is changing

The Gladesville shopping area is changing and continued growth is expected. To address this change Hunter’s Hill Council has recently initiated a project to: Establish values and aspirations for the Hunters Hill Gladesville Village Centre and the character or personality you would most like this area to have in the […]

Woollahra Development Control Plan On Exhibition

Woollahra Development Control Plan On Exhibition

The draft plan that will help shape the future direction of development in the Woollahra Municipality is now on public exhibition. The Draft Woollahra Development Control Plan 2014 replaces 27 existing DCPs, consolidating them into one plan, and bringing Council in line with State government statutory requirements.  Through its controls, the […]

Tough Planning Reforms For NSW

Tough Planning Reforms For NSW

The NSW government plans to introduce new laws and fines for planning rules that will be the toughest in the nation, according to the Planning Minister, Pru Goward. Ms Goward announced on Monday that individuals could be fined up to $1 million and companies $5 million for infringements. Penalties for providing […]

Byron Council Moves forward LEP proposal to enable development of Ewingsdale site

Byron Council Moves forward LEP proposal to enable development of Ewingsdale site

A seniors housing development and commercial centre in Ewingsdale has progressed to the next stage. Byron Shire Council yesterday considered a proposal to amend its Local Environment Plan to allow future development on the site on Ewingsdale Road. After significant debate, the proposal passed five votes to four. The development, put […]

Key Rezonings left out of new Lake LEP

Key Rezonings left out of new Lake LEP

Proposals to increase building heights by up to six-storeys at Warners Bay that have been the subject of strong community opposition, are not included in new statutory plan that take effect this week. Lake Macquarie Council’s new Local Environmental and Development Control plans are a speculators guide for developers as the city prepares for a predicted […]

Blockbrief Zoning Alerts – 29 September 2014

Blockbrief Zoning Alerts – 29 September 2014

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Live streamed event on QLD’s draft planning bills

Live streamed event on QLD’s draft planning bills

The QLD Government’s draft Planning and Development Bill and the Planning and Environment Court Bills are in their final weeks of consultation – closing on 26 September. To further assist the planning community in understanding the draft planning bills, the Department of State Development, Infrastructure and Planning will host a free question […]