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Reasonableness of a condition requiring development contributions

Australia - July 26 2021 The option of testing the reasonableness of a section 7.11 contributions condition in the Land and Environment Court is now more attractive for…

Helen Macfarlane.

Public exhibition of draft LEPs and why close attention to the wording is required

Australia - April 7 2020 Many of the NSW local Councils that merged in the last two years currently have or will shortly have their draft local environmental plans (LEPs) on…

COVID-19 Update: How the government can promote planning and development activity during hibernation

Australia - March 31 2020 As noted in another Addisons Focus Paper last week “New powers for NSW Planning Minister to permit development without consent during the COVID-10…

Rocky Hill mine refusal: it wasn't really about climate change, but visual and social impacts

Australia - March 5 2019 On 8 February 2019 the Chief Justice Preston of the Land and Environment Court refused to grant development consent to a new proposed open cut coal…

Checklist for preventing the lapsing of NSW development consents

Australia - January 25 2019 In NSW it can take many months and sometimes years to obtain planning approval for development on new projects. This means that the economic and…