Jan 21

How to Present at VCAT

The Environment Defenders Office situated in Carlton conducts 2 hour workshops where people can learn how to effectively represent themselves in planning and environment matters before VCAT. This two-hour workshop, presented by an EDO lawyer, gives members of the community information about VCAT proceedings and hearings with opportunity for questions. For more information go to www.edovic.org.au

Empower the people!!! Diane, a resident, went to one of these workshops. She says they are good value, cheap and anyone can go.

These 2 hour workshops presented by EDO lawyers improve the capacity of individuals and community groups to represent themselves and to participate most effectively in a VCAT proceeding.
Attendees are given practical,legally-focused information about VCAT proceedings and hearings along with plenty of opportunity and encouragement for questions and discussion.
The program is flexible and topics can be tailored to meet the needs and interests of workshop attendees.
Topics may include:

  • an overview of the Victorian Planning and Environment Law System, the Planning and Environment Act 1987, and Victorian Planning Schemes
  • information about decision makers, third party rights, and appeals in the Victorian planning arena.
  • a detailed look at the review body, the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (“VCAT”).


Upcoming Workshops
Carlton – 60L Green Building
All workshops run from 5.30pm to 7.30pm

Tuesday 24 January 2012

Wednesday 22 February 2012

Thursday 22 March 2012
Please contact the office for workshop charges.

Bookings are essential as places are limited to 15.

To register contact the EDO on (03) 8341 3100 or the website.

Contact the EDO (as above) to discuss a workshop for your group in your area. The EDO gratefully acknowledges the support of the Legal Services Board in developing this workshop.

Please note: These workshops are not intended as professional development training.

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