Yarra Council to investigate apartment sizes

Thursday 04 April 2019

At Yarra’s council meeting on 2 April 2019, councillors called for a report on the process that would be required to enable a minimum size for apartments to be mandated in the Yarra Planning Scheme.

Read the full council resolution

That Officers present a report to Council:

a) outlining the procedure required to incorporate into the Yarra Planning Scheme, the capacity for Council to mandate a minimum size for units/apartments in the municipality;

b) outlining options for proactive monitoring of real estate and other property websites for breaches of planning permits;

c) summarising enforcement and prosecution options available for planning and building regulation breaches;

d) outlining State Government or Council measures that could ensure Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning's Residential Efficiency Scorecard is used to ensure mandatory disclosure of energy efficiency rating when proprieties are sold or rented; and

e) such report include Officer’s opinions/recommendations on such processes.


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