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Greater Sydney Commission now rules
  • Gadens
  • Australia
  • January 28 2016

A radical transfer of planning power has now been formalised, with the official start of the Greater Sydney Commission on 27 January 2016. The new

Darkinjung Local Aboriginal Land Council v Minister for Planning and Infrastructure
  • McCullough Robertson
  • Australia
  • December 11 2015

Dixon C and Sullivan AC of the Land and Environment Court of New South Wales upheld the appeals lodged by the Darkingjung Local Aboriginal Land

New Property Guidelines for Commonwealth Leases: ensuring your next property procurement complies
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • December 10 2015

In October 2015, the Department of Finance released new Guidelines for the Commonwealth lease endorsement process. Non-corporate Commonwealth

Queensland's Planning Bills introduced, and draft instruments released for consultation
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • November 26 2015

The Queensland Government's planning reform bills were tabled in Parliament on 12 November 2015. There are three bills which together would repeal

NSW gets strategic planning with passage of Greater Sydney Commission Bill
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • November 13 2015

Strategic planning in NSW will soon be a reality, with the passage of the Greater Sydney Commission Bill 2015 through the NSW Parliament. The Greater

On second thoughts revisiting decisions relying on the Acts Interpretation Act
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • November 12 2015

Decision-makers who want to revisit a decision, and potentially remake it, often assume they have the power to do so, even if the relevant Act does

Greater Sydney Commission Bill 2015
  • Maddocks
  • Australia
  • November 10 2015

On 22 October 2015, the NSW Government introduced the Greater Sydney Commission Bill 2015 (Bill) which has three main objectives: to establish the

Fair go vs First Amendment in Australia: bans to political donations by property developers survive constitutional challenge
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • Australia
  • November 9 2015

If you've ever been to Australia, or are familiar with Australian politics, there is a good chance that you have heard the catch cry of the 'fair go

Demolishing and renovating Queenslanders: disputes under City Plan 2014
  • McInnes Wilson Lawyers
  • Australia
  • November 2 2015

Renovating or removing a traditional character house constructed in or prior to 1946 in Brisbane is not always easy. This article considers some of

Envisage magazine - Spring 2015
  • HopgoodGanim
  • Australia
  • October 27 2015

When the LNP government was elected in 2012 it took immediate steps to reform Queensland’s planning system. The centrepiece of the planning reform