SOS has handed a list of requests for reform of VCAT to new Attorney-General Robert Clark at a meeting at the end of January organised by Planning Backlash.
Serious reforms are needed to improve permit application decisions, to increase the certainty and efficiency of the planning system and to reduce the high costs (especially to residents) associated with its current operation. Ambit claims by developers must be minimised by more prescription in planning guidelines, restrictions on amended plans and by introducing VCAT review of council decision-making instead of just merits reviews.
Attached below are:
– SOS SUMMARY OF VCAT REFORM POINTS (1 page)
– SOS DETAILED SUBMISSION (6 pages)