david de giovanni
town planning

VCAT

Have you received a Notice of Refusal from Council, are you disappointed with unreasonable conditions imposed on your Permit, or are you a resident that is concerned about an inappropriate development in your area?

David De Giovanni Town Planning specialises in offering professional representation at the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) having prepared and presented over 200 cases.

Prior to any VCAT hearing we offer optional design advice to improve the merits of your development.

We also provide recommendations on the appointing of expert witnesses as necessary to further strengthen your case before VCAT.

We offer a quality and competitively priced service and will ensure you receive a high standard of representation at VCAT.

97 Whittens Lane, Doncaster

We acted on behalf of the property developer for the 3 level apartment building at this address. Objecting residents lodged an appeal with VCAT against Council’s decision to support the development. With the input of two expert witnesses and a strong policy driven case we were able to secure a permit with minor modifications on the day of the hearing.

37 Griffiths Street, Bellfield

We acted on behalf of the property owner following their receipt of a Notice of Refusal to Grant a Permit from Council.  The development of 3 double storey units on this corner allotment was approved at VCAT without any modifications to the design.

7 Marsh Street, Maidstone

Objecting residents lodged an appeal with VCAT against Council’s decision to support this development of 3 units (1 double and 2 single storey). We represented the owner at VCAT resulting in the issue of a permit without any modifications to the design.

101 - 103 Mentone Parade, Mentone

101 – 103 Mentone Parade, Mentone

Council issued a Notice of Refusal for this development comprising 16 apartments over 5 levels within the Mentone Activity Centre. We appealed this decision and prepared a detailed submission that successfully responded to all grounds of refusal. The Tribunal directed that a permit be issued, without any reduction in the number of apartments.

5 Beltane Avenue, Brighton East

We were appointed to provide expert evidence to VCAT in the review of Council’s refusal of 4 double storey dwellings with basement car parking at the above address. VCAT directed that a permit be issued with very minor changes to the design.