- The recent decision of VCAT in Hill v Campaspe Shire Council will make it more difficult to remove or modify a restrictive covenant through the planning process. Aitken Partners property lawyer Rob Bradley says In that case, Deputy President Gibson held that:
- if an application is made under clause 52.02 of the Planning Scheme for a planning permit to remove or vary a covenant, objections can be lodged by
The Diamond Valley Leader has confirmed our reports earlier this week of the process taking place on the Yan Yean Road Duplication. As a leading lawyer in Compulsory Acquisition, Andrew Blogg has been quoted in the article explaining the process.
After various meetings with land owners, residents and the Nillumbik Shire Council, it appears VicRoads has settled on a modified version of what was known as Option 1, incorporating some suggestions from the Council. We await the detailed plans.
Our understanding is that we expect a Public Acquisition Overlay to be in place by the end of the year, with the acquisition process to take place at a later date. However, as we discussed at our information evening in July, the decision is open to change and is still our best guess.
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