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The Windfall Gains Tax is on the way

22 October 2021

During the 2021 Victorian State Budget, the Government announced that it would introduce a ‘windfall gains tax’ (WGT) that would apply to large windfall gains associated with planning decisions to rezone land.

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The risks of nominating and land development

20 September 2021

The State Revenue Office (SRO) has released a revenue ruling (DA-064) which sets out its views on the meaning of ‘land development’ in the context of the sub-sale provisions.

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Doyles Guide recognition for Rigby Cooke Lawyers Planning and Environment team

12 April 2021

Rigby Cooke Lawyers’ Planning & Environment team have again been recognised for their exceptional work in the Victorian planning space.

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The legal life – meet Eli Morrison

16 February 2021

Eli Morrison is a Lawyer in our Planning & Environment team.

Eli shares her favourite holiday spots and her best advice for lawyers starting out today.

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The Legal Life – meet Gemma Robinson

18 November 2020

Gemma Robinson is a Senior Associate in our Planning & Environment group.

Gemma shares her favourite holiday spot and her best piece of advice for lawyers starting out today.

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The legal life – meet Reto Hofmann

10 September 2020

Reto Hofmann is a Special Counsel in our Planning & Environment group, with 15 years of expertise in the planning law jurisdiction.

Reto shares some notable career challenges and his goals for 2020.

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The legal life – meet Rhodie Anderson

27 May 2020

Rhodie Anderson is a Partner and group leader in our Planning & Environment team, with expertise covering planning, environment and property. With more than 20 years of experience, Rhodie specialises in planning and environmental law issues for predominantly developer clients.

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Recognition for Rigby Cooke Lawyers Planning and Environment team

16 March 2020

Rigby Cooke Lawyers’ Planning and Environment team continue to be recognised for their outstanding work in the planning space in Victoria.

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Recognition for Rigby Cooke Lawyers Planning and Environment team

15 May 2019

Rigby Cooke Lawyers’ Planning and Environment team continues to be recognised for their outstanding work in the planning space in Victoria.

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Maintaining a lawful camping and caravan park use under planning controls

25 January 2019

In early 2018, Greater Shepparton City Council (Council) initiated an application to the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) for a declaration that a camping and caravan park in Shepparton East had transformed from a camping and caravan park to a residential village or retirement village as a result of four new high quality long term cabins being constructed within the park.

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High-rise apartment building loses three floors to protect emergency helicopter flight path

22 December 2016

Rigby Cooke Lawyers successfully represents Melbourne Health and the Department of Health and Human Services in VCAT application to reduce height of North Melbourne apartment tower.

Earlier this month, the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal ordered a developer to reduce the height of its apartment building to avoid interrupting helicopter access to the Royal Melbourne Hospital helipad.

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