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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…

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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…

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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…

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Brisbane’s ban on townhouses open for public comment

Australia - August 12 2019 Brisbane City Council’s controversial proposed ‘ban’ on townhouses has now been released for public comment. The ‘ban’ is broader than just…

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Qld vegetation clearing laws have been upheld by the Court of Appeal

Australia - May 28 2019 The Queensland Court of Appeal has recently confirmed that clearing category X vegetation is not accepted development under the Planning…

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