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September 2016

DLA Submission to the Draft ‘Better Apartments’ Guidelines

In the wake of Mark Sheppard’s recent post on the impact of the Victorian State Government’s recently released draft ‘Better Apartments’ design guidelines (and his recent successful industry presentation on behalf of VPELA on 7th September 2016, accessible here), DLA has provided a detailed submission to the design guidelines that acknowledges the need for the introduction of appropriate standards whilst recommending a number of amendments from a planning and design perspective.

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urban design, melbourne, urban planning, state planning, guidelines

December 2015

Recognised for our contribution to Launceston's future

David Lock Associates was part of the team awarded the Planning Institute of Australia (PIA) state award (Tasmania) for 'Best Planning Ideas - Large Project.'

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planning, pia award, david lock associates, town planning, strategic planning, urban planning

October 2013

New Residential Zones – A Comparison of Council Implementation

It’s been an action packed few months in planning, with several Councils releasing their implementation of the new zones, and the Metropolitan Strategy released earlier this month. 

Both of these initiatives will affect residential development in Victoria.

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planning, urban planning, infrastructure

October 2012

Reformed Zones for Victoria

David Lock Associates (DLA) has submitted a response to the proposed reformed zones for Victoria. As part of an ongoing review of the Victoria Planning system the Government is considering:

  • New and improved residential, commercial, industrial and rural zones
  • Rationalising and removing unnecessary zones
  • Associated processes that can support the new and improved zones

In general, the principle of the zone reform is welcomed. We do believe that the rationalising of zone structure will achieve greater clarity in the planning system.  However, DLA believe the proposed reform process should be undertaken in conjunction with the emerging Metropolitan Strategy. It is considered the directions outlined in the Metropolitan Strategy will assist in strategically justifying the application of the reformed zones.

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planning, density, urban planning, policy

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