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Ground level - what is natural?
  • Best Hooper
  • Australia
  • October 30 2018

Insights Library All residential zones detail a ‘maximum building height’. However there has been a number of VCAT decisions which question the


Garden Area application - per lot or planning unit?
  • Best Hooper
  • Australia
  • October 30 2018

This was considered in the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (‘VCAT’) decision of Sargentson v Campaspe SC (Red Dot) 2018


A recent warning about bearing the risk of DCP Infrastructure Projects
  • Best Hooper
  • Australia
  • October 28 2018

In a judgment of His Honour Greg Garde, the Supreme Court has considered the treatment of works in kind in circumstances where there


Integrated decision making - a timely reminder
  • Best Hooper
  • Australia
  • September 4 2018

Best Hooper successfully acted on behalf of the Stonnington City Council (Council) in the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal’s (Tribunal)


Planning permits and applications may be eligible for reduced car parking
  • Best Hooper
  • Australia
  • August 19 2018

Very recently, the State Government introduced Amendment VC148 to Planning Schemes, which applies to all Planning Schemes. It makes


Amended Garden Area Requirement - Clarity or Further Confusion?
  • Best Hooper
  • Australia
  • May 22 2018

Amendment VC143 was gazetted on 15 May 2018 which revises the garden area requirement contained in the General Residential Zone and Neighbourhood


A Slice of Heaven The Development Potential of Air Rights in Victoria
  • Best Hooper
  • Australia
  • April 10 2018

The Melbourne property market's future is up in the air - literally. Traditionally, the property rights of a landowner extend not just to the surface


What is a Garden?
  • Best Hooper
  • Australia
  • February 26 2018

In early 2017, the Government introduced further changes to the residential zone provisions. Significantly, the restriction of the number of dwellings


Due Diligence - How Much is Enough?
  • Best Hooper
  • Australia
  • December 16 2017

When purchasing existing residential premises, most people do not consider due diligence until after they’ve entered into a contract to buy the


Electronic conveyancing; a no-brainer for property developers
  • Best Hooper
  • Australia
  • December 15 2017

Best Hooper has been an expert in the property and land sector areas of law for over a century. We understand there are significant cost burdens on a