A recent case in the AAT (Dimov and ACTPLA, ACTAAT31, 9 November 2006) shows once again that ACTPLA is incapable of administering the planning regulations in the ACT. ACTPLA approved a development that failed to meet the relevant performance measures, with respect to minimum setback. The adjoining owner quite rightly appealed, yet ACTPLA chose to put all parties through an expensive AAT hearing, rather than reviewing their decision and correcting their mistake.
Thankfully, the AAT has once again put things right by giving the developer the opportunity to review the plans to provide for correct setbacks. What a waste of time, effort and money simply to get ACTPLA to administer the regulations as they ought.