Category Archives: Activity Centres

The Age: This is not a plan. It is a hoax driven by money

Victoria’s most senior bureaucrat, Andrew Tongue, recently said that the Victorian government could not control the number or type of apartment towers in Melbourne because of a need for foreign capital. Advertisements

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Planning for Melbourne’s Future

By Dennis O’Connell The Victorian Government is currently conducting a major review of planning policy and controls across Melbourne, the most comprehensive for some time and one which will have far-reaching impact on the way

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Big box shops bad news for PT and local traders

A recent article by Clay Lucas in The Age week featured an announcement by planning minister Matthew Guy to broaden the categories of retailers permitted to trade in “big box” shopping centres. This is bad news for Banyule and the … Continue reading

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The issues around the Ivanhoe Structure Plan

By Dennis O’Connell Local Structure Plans originally emerged under Melbourne 2030 and related Planning Scheme amendments including VC71 (providing for development along transport corridors and activity centres), as part of planning policy under the previous government.

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Activity centre development in Ivanhoe: Some food for thought

By Ian Hundley The City of Banyule’s recently released draft Ivanhoe Structure Plan covers the Ivanhoe Shopping Centre, surrounding commercial, civic and residential areas as well as the Ivanhoe and Darebin railway station precincts. The draft plan is generating a … Continue reading

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Smart Roads and Activity Centres

By Kevin Biaggini VicRoads and its Smart Roads Policy, Activity Centres and all the other Vested Interests. What it means for US.

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