We have been noticing a very definite trend occurring throughout Glen Eira. Developments with existing permits are reselling. Some gained permits years ago and the property has either been rented out, stood empty, or simply allowed to accrue in value. This of course implies that there has been extension upon extension granted by the planning department.

The screen dumps below illustrate the trend completely. On the 22nd August an application was submitted for a 3 storey apartment block in Bent St. Bentleigh. That is ONE DAY prior to the gazetting of the new zones and hence was assessed under the ‘transitional provisions’. Cometh the new zones a day later, four storeys is now allowable.

Please note carefully the associated blurb in the following: