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. We believe in being open and transparent with Councils, and consultants need to work with local government planners and not against them.

Training on statutory planning processes and team culture

We undertook a review of a Council statutory planning team and conducted an in-house workshop to review the existing processes and team environment.

Panel Representation

Mountain Planning recently managed two planning scheme amendments for a North East Council and also represented at Council at Panel. The Panel supported our submission and these amendments have now been submitted for gazettal.

VCAT Representation

Mountain Planning represented a large regional Council at VCAT on a decision to refuse an application. VCAT supported our submission and dismissed the application for review by the applicant.

Planning Enforcement Training

We recently conducted in-house planning enforcement training for a large regional Council. The conduct of an in-house training session allowed the whole statutory planning team to attend and we covered the relevant legislation, delegations, processes and enforcement options. We also provided information on how to present to VCAT and the Magistrate’s Court.

Planning Enforcement

We are currently engaged by a number of Council’s to investigate breaches of the relevant planning scheme and progress applications for an Enforcement Order at VCAT.

If you have a need for our local government services then please email Nick Vlahandreas at nickv@mountainplanning.com or phone on 0409 723 259.

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