I recently built my first app and launched it on the App Store.

I built the app is because I was looking for an easy way to calculate cash flow for commercial property, taking into account mortgage repayments. I looked online and none existed. …


Houses should be energy rated in the same way as your fridge, dishwasher and washing machine.

Obviously a system already exists for this. NATHERS. But it’s not mandatory for people to disclose the energy efficiency of their house when they sell it or lease it out. This should be law…


The scope that planners have in relation to what they can consider when assessing a development application varies considerably between Victoria and South Australia.

In Victoria, planners are given wide scope to take into account factors that they consider are relevant to an application in certain circumstances.

In South Australia…


The choice between renovating an existing home or upsizing is a decision that the majority of homeowners may need to contend with some stage. The choice itself is complex and once you ask the question you open up a pandora’s box of options, costs and benefits.

The amount of money…


There’s a saying that ‘you don’t try real estate, real estate tries you.’ And I think that anybody who has worked in the industry knows precisely what this saying is getting at. Making a career in real estate is exceptionally difficult. …


With urbanisation rapidly increasing, the city plays an ever more integral role in Australian society. It is therefore important that those in charge of shaping our cities do so in a way that is not only economically viable, but beneficial to both the humans that inhabit them and the planet…

Lachlan Goddard

Lachlan Goddard is a planning lawyer with a background in property — www.lachlangoddard.com

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store