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Apartment standards have been relaxed

Apartment standards have been relaxed

By Shane Scanlan Victoria’s new apartments standards to become law next month are significantly more relaxed than the draft that was circulated in the middle of last year. The Property Council of Australia has taken the credit for securing “big wins” following the release by Planning Minister Richard Wynne of the new rules before Christmas.

Council treads softly on apartment standards

The City of Melbourne has made a high-level response to the State Government’s Better Apartments discussion paper, without making any specific recommendations. The council’s response, which was endorsed by its Future Melbourne Committee on July 7, outlines a number of principles it considers important but couches its ideas in neutral language. The strongest recommendation is

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