Planning & building news

News for home renovators, building designers and property developers in Boroondara.

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    Guiding you through all things planning and building

    We’ve added a virtual house to our website to guide you through planning and building information.
  2. 02

    Final stretch for the Canterbury Heritage Gap Study

    Canterbury provides some of the best examples of the grand houses built in Melbourne during the 19th and 20th centuries.
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    Spacious townhouses with clean, timeless style

    Learn about the Urban Design Award winner for best medium scale multi-dwelling residential development.
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    Ensure your pool is kid safe this summer

    The majority of drowning incidents in Australia occur in backyard swimming pools.
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    Protecting Boroondara’s significant trees

    Nominate a tree for inclusion on our Significant Tree register.
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    Reduce your fire risk

    Suburban homes and vacant lots can be at risk of fire, especially if they're near parks or reserves.
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    Period charm and modern style make for the best of both worlds

    When a modest Victorian villa gains a sleek modern addition, the results are stunning.
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    Beginning a paperless planning journey

    Our new technologies help remove the need for hard copies from the Planning Permit application process.
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    Late-Victorian heritage meets 21st-century liveability

    Renowned architectural writer Stephen Crafti profiles an award-winning heritage home from Kew.
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    Celebrating the best of Boroondara’s urban design

    Meet the winners of the 2018 Boroondara Urban Design Awards.