Monday, June 14, 2010

6 weeks ago I found out that I had to have a planning permit to build as my block of land had a planning overlay on it, as I had done all my research way in advance so that planning would not hold me up I was very surprised.

It turned out that the council had changed the planning laws in February and apparently didn't have to notify me, the planning overlay is a "wild fire management overlay" basically the CFA wants to see that where you are building on your land is a suitable location for bush fire protection.

So after a 6 week long wait I finally have a planning permit from the Mount Alexander shire council its a stock standard print out and each of the drawings have been stamped and signed.

6 weeks wait and $500 late we can start building......Finally