Planning & building news

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

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    Recycling and reusing in action

    Using recycled materials in our playgrounds and roads is part of our commitment to improve our City’s environmental sustainability.
  2. 02

    Heritage update: Gap Studies and Amendment C299

    We will continue to advocate for the removal of the unfairly imposed C299 loophole.
  3. 03

    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.
  4. 04

    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.
  5. 05

    Spacious townhouses with clean, timeless style

    Learn about the Urban Design Award winner for best medium scale multi-dwelling residential development.
  6. 06

    Ensure your pool is kid safe this summer

    The majority of drowning incidents in Australia occur in backyard swimming pools.
  7. 07

    Protecting Boroondara’s significant trees

    Nominate a tree for inclusion on our Significant Tree register.
  8. 08

    Reduce your fire risk

    Suburban homes and vacant lots can be at risk of fire, especially if they're near parks or reserves.
  9. 09

    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.
  10. 10

    Beginning a paperless planning journey

    Our new technologies help remove the need for hard copies from the Planning Permit application process.