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Building used for display purposes may not require a building permit

Australia - June 22 2020 The recent Building Appeals Board (Board) decision of Keymore Pty Ltd v Brewer [2020] VBAB has provided some guidance on the meaning of item 6 of…

Elizabeth Flanagan, Ian Pridgeon, Daniel Silfo

The legal framework helping to control and prevent the spread of COVID-19 in Australia

Australia - March 31 2020 The spread of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) to Australia is seeing unprecedented restrictions being put in place across Australia to…

Planning Enforcement: Owners of land fined for tree being poisoned on their land

Australia - July 25 2019 Russell Kennedy Lawyers were recently engaged by Monash City Council to prosecute a breach of the Monash Planning Scheme (Planning Scheme). The…

Elizabeth Flanagan, Ian Pridgeon, Daniel Silfo

Building Act Injunctions - Supreme Court Judgment

Australia - June 28 2019 Obtaining injunctive relief under the Building Act 1993 (Vic), even after a successful prosecution may not bring about compliance. The recent Supreme…

Elizabeth Flanagan, Ian Pridgeon, Daniel Silfo

Identity cards for authorised persons under the Building Act

Australia - February 1 2018 Section 228A of the Building Act 1993 (Building Act) allows a municipal building surveyor (MBS) to authorise a person to exercise any or all of the…

Elizabeth Flanagan, Ian Pridgeon, Daniel Silfo