Category: Local Government Planning & Environment Law

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POSTED: 17 Jun 2022
Part 5 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 (“EP&A Act”) sets out the environmental assessment scheme that applies to “activities” undertaken by or on behalf of a public authority (including local councils) or which requires the approval of such an authority.
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POSTED: 16 Jun 2022
The NSW Government has released an Independent Construction Industry Ratings Tool (iCIRT) which helps those seeking to purchase a home or apartment search for developers and builders who have a proven track record of quality and integrity, supported by objective evidence of their past cabaility.
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POSTED: 09 Jun 2022
Pursuant to Clause 6, State Environmental Planning Policy (Building Sustainability Index: BASIX) 2004 (“SEPP BASIX”) applies to:
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POSTED: 09 Jun 2022
This case concerned an appeal pursuant to s56A of the Land and Environment Court Act against the decision of Commissioner Horton to refuse development consent to a development application for the demolition of the two-storey portion of an existing part two-storey, part eight-storey building, remediation, construction of a five-storey building...
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POSTED: 06 Jun 2022
Those who have been involved in NSW Land and Environment Court appeals since the introduction of the NSW Planning Portal will be familiar with the frustrations experienced in uploading documents to the Portal when an Applicant wishes to amend a development application or a modification application.
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POSTED: 14 Apr 2022
Last Friday, Marsdens Law Group hosted our 2022 Local Government, Planning & Environmental Law Conference at Wests League Club! The day was filled with knowledgeable presentations from Jeff Mead, The Hon. Anthony Roberts MP, our own Local Government, Planning & Environmental Law Solicitors, as well as the forum panel,...
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POSTED: 06 Apr 2022
We previously reported on a recent interpretation of the savings and transitional provisions in State Environmental Planning Policy (Housing) 2021 (“Housing SEPP”) by a Commissioner of the Land and Environment Court (“LEC”) in the case of Emag Apartments Pty Limited v Inner West Council [2022] NSWLEC 1042 (“Emag”).
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POSTED: 23 Mar 2022
The long awaited review of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation 2000 (the 2000 Regulation) has finally concluded, culminating with the publication of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation 2021 (the 2021 Regulation) on 18 February 2022.
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POSTED: 23 Mar 2022
On 24 February 2022, the Environmental Legislation Amendment Bill 2021 (the Bill) was passed in NSW Parliament, introducing significant changes to legislation administered by the NSW Environmental Protection Authority (EPA), including:
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POSTED: 24 Feb 2022
We previously reported on the commencement of State Environmental Planning Policy (Housing) 2021 (“Housing SEPP”) on 26 November 2021. A copy of the article can be accessed here.
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