VCAT have made their decision to uphold the councils refusal for a permit, in orther words refuse the application.
Below is a copy of the email from VCAT, and attached is the decision document.
APPLICATION CONCERNING: 6 Paine Street NEWPORT VIC 3015
I refer to the above application and attach a copy of VCAT’s final decision in this matter. The copy is a Microsoft Word document.
If you require a hard copy of this order please email VCAT and it will be posted to you.
THE EFFECT OF THIS DECISION
This decision is final and binding unless it is set aside by the Supreme Court, or the order is corrected, revoked or varied under the provisions of s. 119 or 120 of the VCAT Act 1998.
In coming to its decision the Tribunal has made a finding on the issues before it. It has no power to review or reconsider or alter this finding once the decision is published. Therefore, it is inappropriate for the Tribunal to enter into correspondence with parties as to the issues presented before it and the merits of the decision.
Should you wish to challenge the decision, you should consider obtaining legal advice as to your rights in the circumstances. This should be done promptly as an appeal to the Supreme Court must be lodged within 28 days of this decision. The Tribunal is unable to enter into correspondence in relation to issues or evidence subject of this decision.
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If you have any concern about the authenticity of this email, please contact VCAT for confirmation.
Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal
REPORT (click link): P3214 2010 Peter Cahill v Hobsons Bay CC _DC RD 100311_-1