Category: Local Government Planning & Environment Law

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POSTED: 05 Oct 2018
Following an exhibition period earlier this year, the NSW government has introduced a suite of important reforms relating to retail land uses in local environmental plans in order to better reflect changing business models and the current and future direction of the retail industry, coming into effect on 31 August 2018.
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POSTED: 17 Aug 2018
Case Note: Office of Local Government v Shelley [2018] NSWCATOD
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POSTED: 29 Jun 2018
The NSW Government recently announced changes in how short-term holiday letting is to be regulated in New South Wales.
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POSTED: 22 May 2018
On 1 May 2018, the Supreme Court of New South Wales handed down its decision in the matter of Desane Properties Pty Limited v State of New South Wales [2018] NSWSC 553.
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POSTED: 11 Apr 2018
Many people recently have been shocked to be advised for the first time by the NSW Government that their land is identified for compulsory acquisition for the Outer Sydney Orbital. David Baird, Partner of our firm specialises in compulsory acquisition of land by government authorities. David has substantial experience in these matters and is already assisting others in advising on the current investigation phase being undertaken by Transport for NSW.
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POSTED: 20 Feb 2018
The Department of Planning and Environment has recently established a timetable for the commencement of amendments to the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 (“EP&A Act”) introduced in the Environmental Planning and Assessment Amendment Act 2017 (“the Amendment Act”).Importantly, a number of amendments are due to commence on 1 March 2018 including the restructure of the EP&A Act, the new objects of the Act, provisions relating to local planning panels and the end to transitional arrangements for the former Part 3A.A useful reference guide for the Act’s updated numbering system published by the Department can be found here: http://www.planning.nsw.gov.au/Policy-and-Legislation/Planning-legislations/Guide-to-the-updated-Environmental-Planning-and-Assessment-Act-1979/Handy-guide-to-the-New-ActOther measures introduced by Amendment Act will commence on a staggered basis from 2018 to 2020 following further consultation including requirements for...
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