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  • Reform of the LDRZ Subdivision provisions has a detailed history over the last 10-12 years within Yarra Ranges. Recent correspondence received from Council indicates shire wide review of the LDRZ subdivision provisions may commence in 2025, as per the recently adopted Housing Strategy.
    Posted: Monday 22 July 2024
  • It is possible in some situations to apply for a 2nd dwelling on Low Density Residential Zone allotments of less than 8000m² in Shire of Yarra Ranges, where the density of neighboring residential character supports a higher density of development on the subject land.
    Posted: Monday 22 July 2024
  • There is a subtle difference in these terms within the Planning, Development, Building Permit and subdivision processes, for which the lay person who is not familiar with these various processes can easily create confusion. This blog article provides an explanation of their meaning.
    Posted: Friday 26 April 2024
  • The State Government has recently made significant changes to the Planning Schemes and Land Use Term definitions across the state, which in some instances will exclude planning permit requirement for small second Dwellings on land with an existing dwelling (subject to criteria)
    If considering a Small 2nd Dwelling (Tiny Home) on your allotment, we recommend seeking specialist Consultancy advice, to ensure your proposal is compliant with the Local Planning Scheme and Building Permit regulations...
    Posted: Tuesday 16 January 2024
  • Planning Amendment C198 has been approved by the Planning Minister. This Planning Amendment introduces Specific Control Overlay SCO16 and the Warburton Mountain Bike Destination Project (Southern Network) Incorporated Document, October 2023 into the Yarra Ranges Planning Scheme. This is another step in progression for the development of the Southern Network of mountain biking trails around Warburton.
    Posted: Thursday 23 November 2023
  • The Victorian Government has today announced that new home builds and subdivisions from 2024 will be prohibited from having mains gas connections.
    Posted: Friday 28 July 2023
  • The Planning Minister has this week approved the adoption and implementation of Yarra Ranges Planning Amendment C208, which enables the site specific amendment of the planning zone of a Mt Evelyn property to Low Density Residential Zone - Schedule 2.
    Posted: Friday 28 July 2023
  • The State Government is implementing the Windfall Gains Tax (WGT) from 1st July 2023.
    Any land subject to a rezoning occurring after 1/07/2023 which results in a Value Uplift of greater than $100000, may be subject to the Windfall Gains Tax, unless satisfying the exemptions & exclusions.
    Posted: Thursday 11 May 2023
  • The following information provides some preliminary planning considerations that should be considered by purchasers of "vacant" rural land within the Green Wedge Areas of the Shire of Yarra Ranges, which includes both the Rural Conservation Zone (RCZ) & Green Wedge Zones (GWZ).
    Posted: Thursday 23 February 2023
  • Planning Amendment C166 has amended the Schedule to Clause 51.03 – Upper Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges Regional Strategy to re-include a permit requirement for specified earthworks, filling, landforming, excavations and retaining walls, which was inadvertently removed in Planning amendment C97.
    Posted: Thursday 23 February 2023
  • Planning Amendment C148 introduced significant changes to the Yarra Ranges Planning Scheme on 01 December 2022.
    Planning Amendment C195 was implemented the following day (02/12/2022), which rearranged and redistributed some of the Local Policy Amendments introduced by Amendment C148, into the Purpose & Vision & Planning Policy Framework components of the Planning Scheme.
    Posted: Thursday 23 February 2023
  • On 1st December 2021, changes were made to the Owners Corporation Act 2006 and Subdivision Act 1988, which now provides rules to be followed for the determination of Owners Corporation Lot Entitlement / Lot Liability
    Posted: Thursday 7 April 2022
  • Planning Amendment C159 was approved by the Planning Minister on 20th November 2020, which resulted in changes from the Rural Living Zone to Low Density Residential Zone or Neighbourhood Residential Zoning for the properties affected by this Amendment in The Launching Place, Millgrove & Wesburn areas.
    Posted: Saturday 30 October 2021
  • Shire of Yarra Ranges amendments to the Restructure Overlay Plan Maps & Incorporated documents under Planning Amendment C177 was approved by the Planning Minister on 27th August 2021 and now forms part of the Planning Scheme.
    Posted: Friday 29 October 2021
  • Planning Amendment VC202 introduces a new Land Use Term of "Rural Workers Accommodation" into the Farming Zone
    Posted: Wednesday 13 October 2021

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