The Minister for Planning has recently approved a number of important amendments to the Victorian Planning Provisions.
Councils are reminded that an application for review of a pollution abatement notice may be filed in VCAT within 21 days of the date of issue. It is important that Council's are alert to this time frame, particularly given the impending Christmas and New Year period.
Water corporations are often required to compulsorily acquire easements to construct and upgrade infrastructure within their respective regions.
An authority, which may include a range of Ministers, government departments, public authorities, utility service providers and municipal councils, may obtain title to land either by purchasing it or by formal statutory acquisition.