It is always favourable that an application for a development, lodged with a local Council, is approved without any major hiccups.
Unfortunately, this is not always the case. Sometimes it is necessary to apply to VCAT (Victorian Civil and Administration Tribunal) that a ruling on a planning matter be made where the developer and Council are in dispute.
Mark Waldon (director St-wise) regularly appears at VCAT. He has presented submissions in over 550 matters, including mediating planning disputes, advocating at hearings on behalf of a developer or presenting at VCAT as an expert town planning witness.
Mark has represented clients on various matters including, dual occupancies proposals, apartment developments, commercial and industrial developments, and heritage related matters.
Once engaged, St-wise will manage the VCAT application process on your behalf. This includes lodging the necessary paperwork, liaising with Council, referral authorities and objectors and preparing and presenting the written submission.
We guarantee that our clients are kept informed at every step of the way.
To read in detail about some of our wins at VCAT published on the Austlii website click on the links listed below. Please note that not all VCAT decisions are listed on the Austlii website.