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Picking your decision-maker: Forum Theatre loses Supreme Court appeal

The Supreme Court has dismissed an appeal lodged by developers of the Forum Theatre that VCAT erred by ruling that the responsible authority for their proposed development was the City of Melbourne, and not the Minister for Planning. A single planning permit application had been made to renovate the Forum Theatre site at 150-162 Flinders

Aerial view of the proposed hotel site in Hosier Lane.

Supreme Court “saves” Hosier Lane

By Khiara Elliott Developer David Marriner must apply to the City of Melbourne if he wants to build a hotel backing onto Hosier Lane, following a Supreme Court decision last month. The court ruled on September 6 that the City of Melbourne is the appropriate authority to judge his ambition to demolish the old Melbourne

Short-stays head back to Supreme Court

The long-running dispute between inner-city residents and short-stay apartment operators took another twist last month with the Watergate owners’ corporation (OC) voting to take its grievance to the Supreme Court. The Docklands-based OC was on the losing end of a recent Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) hearing which determined it had no power to

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