Federal Government Continuing to Buy Commission Flat Sites

A Bass Coast council spokeswoman said the government does not need a planning permit to redevelop the Mortimer Street site.

The proposal is part of the Rudd-Gillard government’s Commonwealth’s Nation Building Economic Stimulus Plan, and therefore exempt from the usual application channels that would give the community a chance to effectively object.

It is becoming increasingly common since 2008 that new privately marketed residential projects all around the state include a portion of dwellings, managed by the government or its agencies as commission flats.

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Marc Pallisco

A former property analyst and print journalist, Marc is the publisher of realestatesource.com.au.