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Have your say: Draft Amendment to the State Planning Policy July 2014

Australia - November 13 2015 The State Planning Policy (SPP) is the paramount state planning instrument in Queensland which provides guidance to local governments in the…

Gemma Chadwick

Can cultural heritage significance be debated?

Australia - January 21 2013 A recent court case has put the spotlight on the ability to question a building's listed status when developing a heritage site. Cowan v Brisbane…

Sarah Macoun, David Nicholls, Olivia Williamson

Court of Appeal judgment provides comfort for private certifiers

Australia - January 17 2013 A recent Court of Appeal judgment has confirmed that if a private certifier acts in an honest and reasonable manner when assessing and deciding a…

Sarah Macoun, David Nicholls, Olivia Williamson

Exceptional circumstances allow third party intervention in WA planning review proceedings

Australia - May 13 2014 In reasons published on 14 March 20141, Western Australia's State Administrative Tribunal (Tribunal) determined that unusual, and in combination…

Karen Browne, Gemma Chadwick, Sarah Macoun, David Nicholls, Olivia Williamson

Commonwealth government wins strategic cattle grazing case

Australia - February 20 2013 A recent Federal Court of Australia decision provides an important insight into the information that can be considered by the Minister for…

Sarah Macoun, David Nicholls