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Getting to know the new Queensland Planning Act 2016: Planning instruments and Minister's powers
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • February 16 2017

This article is the second in our series examining the key provisions of the new Planning Act, which is expected to commence on 3 July 2017. State


New State heritage assessment trigger for development commences in Queensland
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • February 16 2017

Development that is a material change of use of premises (MCU) on a heritage place or on a lot that adjoins a Queensland heritage place is now


How do we live the Greater Sydney Commission liveability dream?
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • February 2 2017

The draft District Plans adopt a holistic approach to liveability, envisaging cohesive communities with housing diversity and affordability, shared


Leasing negotiations: when can a landlord's promise to a tenant give rise to damages?
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • February 19 2015

Landlord and tenant negotiations can often result in encouragement or assurances being provided to the tenant, even on a casual basis. This recent


Native title agreement-making turned on its head
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • February 3 2017

The Full Federal Court's decision yesterday on how Indigenous land use agreements (ILUAs) are made will be of major interest to all government


Rangelands land tenure reform on hold for now
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • September 29 2016

The draft Land Administration Amendment Bill 2016 will not be introduced to the WA Parliament during this term of government. But proposals for


When is a document executed as a deed in fact an agreement?
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • June 16 2010

When is a document that states that it is "executed as a deed" not, in fact, a deed?


Estoppel: will equity help those with unclean hands?
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • February 5 2015

Business prudence ordinarily requires that commercial leases be formalised, the terms clearly outlined and agreed between the parties, and any


Aim of the new Strata Defects Regime: quick and efficient repairs of defects!
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • March 3 2016

The inspection and bond regimes apply to the construction of high rise buildings of three or more storeys and with two or more dwellings. Of the


A new approach to biodiversity conservation and land management
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • November 24 2016

The most significant changes to NSW biodiversity laws in at least a decade provide new opportunities and obligations for developers, infrastructure