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The importance of lodging a submission within the public notification period

Australia - October 10 2022 Court decision A recent Court decision is a timely reminder that a submission about a development application must be lodged to the local government…

‘Non-compliance’ with assessment benchmarks in the absence of adverse planning consequences

Australia - October 15 2021 A core consideration in development assessment is the level of compliance with the assessment benchmarks in a local government planning scheme…

James Ireland

Change applications - The power of conditions

Australia - February 12 2021 A recent decision of the Planning and Environment Court addresses an interesting question - can the Court approve a change to a development approval…

Sarah Macoun

Brisbane City Council v YQ Property Pty Ltd [2020] QCA 253

Australia - December 3 2020 The Coty principle is an important principle when considering draft planning schemes that have not yet taken effect. However, as the Court of Appeal…

Sarah Macoun

Minor change applications in the Planning and Environment Court - 2020 recap

Australia - August 11 2020 Making changes to development applications or approvals is a common occurrence in the development industry. If a change meets the criteria for a…

Sarah Macoun