“I just want 10 acres”

“I just want 10 acres.” It’s the ultimate utopian dream, living in north east Victoria with 10 to 20 acres and a sprawling country house; it’s my dream as well! The dream, however, is very difficult to realise due to the planning controls across Victoria. My advice, often provided over a coffee at my local cafe, is buy a 10 …

Recent Local Government Work

Mountain Planning has had a busy six months helping various local government clients across Victoria. Our work has included: Presentation to the development industry of a north western municipality During this presentation we talked about the importance of creating relationships between consultants and Council. We also highlighted the importance of consultants creating their own relationships with other consultants and experts. …

More Local Government Clients

Mountain Planning is now working with five Councils and providing in-house and remote town planning services. Our services include: planning permit overflow work writing of Council reports planning enforcement (investigations, negotiations and VCAT Enforcement Order applications) policy guidelines independent assessment and advice strategic planning To find out how we can help you contact nickv@mountainplanning.com or phone Nick on 0409 723 …

Native Vegetation Removal Victoria

Native Vegetation Removal Regulations

Native vegetation removal regulations have recently been reviewed and changes have been made. Details are provided on the Review of the native vegetation clearing regulations 2015-2017 page. Native vegetation removal is a complex issue. It provides habitat for plants and animals. It delivers a range of ecosystem services that make land more productive and contribute to human well-being. A permit is usually required …