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Residential Flat Design Code: determining minimum unit sizes
  • Bartier Perry
  • Australia
  • June 26 2015

Justice Sheahan of the Land and Environment Court recently handed down judgment in relation to a section 56A appeal against a decision of


Redefining directors’ liability in the Northern Territory: environmental offences considered
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • June 25 2015

Directors’ liability for corporate offences has been redefined in 40 Acts and two Regulations in the Northern Territory, including when a director


The chainsaw and the injured banksias
  • Maddocks
  • Australia
  • June 24 2015

This week, we continue the theme of environmental crime and novel pleadings. The judgment of Pain J in Council of the City of Shoalhaven v Wilson


More flexibility for apartment development, but more paperwork
  • Gadens Lawyers
  • Australia
  • June 23 2015

The three-year review of NSW's apartment design rules has finally drawn to a close, with the publication of the new Apartment Design Guide and final


Getting ready for the levy: commencement of the new waste levy system in NSW
  • Norton Rose Fulbright Australia
  • Australia
  • June 22 2015

The commencement of the new waste levy system on 1 August 2015 is the last tranche of the waste reforms that commenced on 1 November last year. A


Updates to SEPP 65 promoting better apartment design in NSW
  • McCullough Robertson
  • Australia
  • June 22 2015

State Environmental Planning Policy No. 65 - Design Quality of Residential Apartment Development (SEPP 65) was introduced in 2002 with the aim of


Postscript: Rafailidis appeal dismissed
  • Maddocks
  • Australia
  • June 18 2015

The Court of Appeal recently handed down judgment in Rafailidis v Roads and Maritime Services 2015 NSWCA 143, dismissing Mrs Koula Rafailidis'


Office of Local Government v Petty 2015 NSWCATOD 46
  • Hall & Wilcox
  • Australia
  • June 18 2015

A recent decision of the New South Wales Civil and Administrative Tribunal (NCAT) highlights the importance of councillors' obligations when they


1 July 2015 deadline to transition carbon abatement projects from Carbon Farming Initiative to Emissions Reduction Fund
  • HopgoodGanim
  • Australia
  • June 15 2015

The Abbott Government introduced the Carbon Farming Initiative (CFI) as part of its Direct Action Plan in 2011. The CFI was designed to cover those


1050 Code it's not a free-for-all
  • Bartier Perry
  • Australia
  • June 15 2015

In late 2014, we saw the introduction of the 1050 Vegetation Clearing Code of Practice for New South Wales (1050 Code) following the bushfires in