Category: Local Government Planning & Environment Law

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POSTED: 23 Dec 2020
ERF Hospice Foundation Ltd v Wingecarribee Shire Council [2020] NSWLEC 1604
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POSTED: 08 Dec 2020
Melbourne City Council v Telstra Corporation Limited [2020] FCAFC 200
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POSTED: 02 Dec 2020
Loder v Narrabri Shire Council [2020] NSWLEC 109
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POSTED: 25 Nov 2020
The Department of Planning, Industry and Environment has exhibited proposed amendments to State Environmental Planning Policy (Educational Establishments and Child Care Facilities) 2007 (“Education SEPP”).
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POSTED: 13 Oct 2020
On 18 September 2020, the Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation 2000 (“EP&A Regulation”) was amended to extend the prescribed period for COVID-19 emergency measures under the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 (“EP&A Act”) until 25 March 2021.
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POSTED: 12 Jun 2020
The following pieces of legislation passed the NSW Parliament last week representing the first round of significant reforms to the building industry to be introduced in the state in response to the national Building Confidence—Improving the effectiveness of compliance and enforcement systems for the building and construction industry across Australia report:
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POSTED: 14 Apr 2020
Legislation has recently been amended in response to the COVID-19 pandemic to assist local Council’s through these difficult times. On 25 March 2020, the COVID-19 Legislation Amendment (Emergency Measures) Act 2020 (NSW) (“the Emergency Measures Act”) commenced and made a number of unprecedented amendments to the Environment Planning and Assessment Act 1979 (“EP&A Act”) and Local Government Act 1993 (“LG Act 1993”) in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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POSTED: 25 Feb 2020
State Environmental Planning Policy (Exempt and Complying Development) 2008 (“the Codes SEPP”) sets out the state policy for exempt and complying development. Exempt development is low impact development that can be carried out without obtaining development consent, while complying development is other straightforward development that can be approved by a council or private certifier through the issue of a Complying Development Certificate rather than the development application process.
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POSTED: 23 Jan 2020
In 2019, the Local Government Amendment Act 2019 (“the Amendment Act”) introduced a number of important amendments to the Local Government Act 1993 (“LG Act”).
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POSTED: 23 Dec 2019
Northern Beaches Council v Tolucy Pty Ltd [2019] NSWLEC­­­ 151
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