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Town of Port Hedland Amendment 22 – West End Residential

The Town of Port Hedland have recently amended their Town Planning Scheme to rezone the west residential area of the Port Hedland Townsite to “West End Residential” zone (the areas brown with light blue outline).  The scheme states in relation to this: West End Residential AMD 22 GG 27/04/12 6.3.8  The purpose of the West […]

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Why is it so difficult to get an Planning Approval?

I have been at this game for 15 years and I must admit there are many many times I want to run for the hills or want to change careers and scrub toilets instead (i have the luxury of doing at times as I work from home).  This job requires balls which I am not well equipped with them but certainly have to act as […]

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VICTORIA – New laws promote high rise corridors

HIGH rise apartment blocks along leafy transport corridors will be given a green light if new planning laws pass State Parliament, critics say. Amendments to the planning scheme to be considered by Parliament today will encourage developers to build bigger and higher density buildings next to bus, tram and train lines. The strategy to create […]

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Population reality delivers a boost for high density

DENSITY is not always a dirty word, according to international urban development guru Jeb Brugmann, who says Australia needs take a more creative approach to building cities that cater for a rapidly growing population. Mr Brugmann, who will today address the Australian Davos Connection’s Cities Summit in Melbourne along with Kevin Rudd, said Australia must […]

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