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Victorian Planning Permit Activity Annual Report: 2014-15

THIS is the twelfth annual report on planning permit activity in Victoria. A detailed summary of statistical information for the 2014-15 financial year, the data is provided by the 79 local government authorities, the Minister for Planning and the Victorian Civil and Administration Tribunal.

Map of Fishermans Bend precincts

Fishermans Bend Advisory Committee – Report 1

THE urban renewal of Fishermans Bend is a nationally significant opportunity to provide for significant residential growth with the advantages of an inner city lifestyle and the benefit of reducing the pressure on development in Melbourne's middle suburbs and on the fringe, according to a recent Advisory Committee report.

Cover of 'Intensifying Melbourne' report

INTENSIFYING MELBOURNE: Transit-Oriented Urban Design for Resilient Urban Futures

The 'Intensifying Places' project developed and tested a range of urban design frameworks and visions for urban intensification in Melbourne. The focus was on transit-oriented development, design quality and design issues at the interface between intensified places and surrounding suburban neighbourhoods.

The project also investigated the forms of governance most suited to effective implementation of transit-oriented development to achieve community acceptance and quality outcomes. A series of case studies covering various types and scales of activity centre was investigated using design research approaches.

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