May 2019

Stonnington council set their sights on stronger tree retention

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Sophie Thomas.

Stonnington Council have introduced a mandatory financial bank guarantee on developers to prevent tree removal. 

Government to slash mortgage deposit for first time buyers

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Sophie Thomas.

This article examines the circumstances surrounding the governments recent promised measures to help first home buyers.  

New leader announced for Planning and Environment list at VCAT

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Sophie Thomas.

Deputy President Helen Gibson is retiring from her role as leader of the planning list.

Why the correct Minimum Garden Area is essential for permit approval

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Sophie Thomas.

A recent VCAT decision saw a development rejected due to the fact the garden area was discovered to be 3.5 square metres short of the requirement.