Intel on planning scheme changes

CHIA Vic has, following consultation with members and the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP), published a guidance note for members and private developers on the government’s 2016 amendments to the planning scheme.

The State Government’s approved Amendment C270 to the Melbourne Planning Scheme establishes a ‘public benefit obligation’ for high rise developers in the CBD and Southbank including, potentially, the transfer of social housing units to registered housing associations or providers (at zero consideration).