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Major Cases List - Application for review by a permit applicant or permit holder - Planning and Environment List

The Major Cases ListDefinitionA List is an area in VCAT that deals with cases of a similar nature. For example, the Residential Tenancies List decides cases between tenants and landlords, and the Civil Claims List handles disputes about buying or selling goods and services. is a sub-list of the Planning and Environment List that has been established to expedite the resolution of applications. Fees in the Major Cases List are higher and it operates on a user-pays fee basis so that its operation does not materially disadvantage the finalisation of other applications in the Planning and Environment List.

An application to the Tribunal is eligible for inclusion in the Major Cases List if the proceeding is in respect of a use or development of any kind irrespective of the cost of development.

Once an application has been included in the Major Cases List, the permit applicantDefinitionThe person or organisation applying to VCAT. or permit holder cannot seek the removal of the proceeding from the Major Cases List or ‘opt out’ of the List.