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    Home extensions builders finally see a ray of light that will possibly improve, if not end, the compromised, inefficient joke that is the current town planning system left to us by previous governments and ministers. Striking a balance between efficiency and fairness in urban planning will be a challenge for state governments of whatever political persuasion. It is precisely this tension – the need for a streamlined system of planning approvals as against the rights of residents to shape their communities – that informs the debate over a dramatic overhaul to Victoria’s planning system scheduled to be introduced in State Parliament by July. In one of the biggest reforms of the state’s planning laws in a decade, councils and communities will define what development is allowed in their area, including height and density. Building applications that comply with the guidelines would then be fast-tracked through the planning system. Crucially, once the system is in place residents will no longer be notified of new development proposals and will not be able to object. The government envisages this ”code assess” system applying to more than one in five development applications and will require them to be processed within 10 working days. While councils will initially use the system to develop guidelines for low-level applications – extensions and dual occupancy developments, for instance – the changes are also intended to govern more significant proposals, including high-rise towers in key suburbs targeted for urban growth, such as Box Hill, Frankston, Ringwood and Dandenong.

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We would like to express our gratitude to you & your team for your recently completed Project of a second storey addition to our existing weatherboard home. From our first meeting with the Designer, we were confident in his enthusiasm for the business & his passion to design an extension...

Steve & Sophie – Ringwood Nth

It was a great experience and was handled with great care. It could have been a stressful time with a toddler, newborn, two dogs & a home extension. But it was really good & we really love our new space and home.

Ryan & Lisa – Viewbank

We purchased in an area we loved & that was a major factor in making the decision to extend...we loved the idea of being able to create something that suited our needs.

Alex & Sam – Knoxfield

Right from the first phone call we found the whole team at Extensions Unlimited to be very attentive and professional. The Design Consultant listened to our requests, and came up with a design that suited our needs and existing construction. Once the work commenced, we had fairly tight deadlines due...

Brenda – Glen Waverley

Our initial contact with the company was great. The Design Consultant met us for our first appointment and listened to our ideas and came up with a design which was exactly what we were looking for. The process was very easy and construction started after only a few months of...

Michael & Natalie – Nunawading

Very happy with our upstairs extension. The company stood out from the very beginning in terms of customer service as well as promptness and clarity of communication.Our project was finished on time and within budget. Have to especially acknowledge our Project Manager and our Designer. Our Designer was very patient...

Harish – Essendon

We opted for Extensions Unlimited purely based on our experience with our Designer. We were impressed by his professionalism & conscientiousness in finding the best design for our needs. Moreover, we felt he was someone we could trust. In fact, all Extensions Unlimited staff members were professional & friendly, so...

Stephen & Kim – Glen Waverley

Excellent Project Management! Communication was always clear, precise, timely & trustworthy. The whole extension / renovation process was well handled and we enjoyed the journey.

Huei & Chin-Wei – Mount Waverley

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