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Changes to how rezonings are obtained — some improvements, some red tape

Australia - February 1 2022 The NSW Government has moved forward with its efforts to improve the rules for developer-requests to change planning controls…

Aaron Gadiel

Surprising NSW Court of Appeal decision in Ku-ring-gai Council v Buyozo Pty Ltd [2021] NSWCA 177, and its implications for GFA calculations, and s4.55/4.56 modification applications

Australia - August 19 2021 The NSW Court of Appeal has this week issued an important judgment which overturns decades of law on modification applications, and reverses a recent…

James Oldknow

Update: Calculating Gross Floor Area (for FSR purposes) in NSW (July 20-21)

Australia - July 14 2021 12 months has passed since the release of our initial article ‘Calculating Gross Floor Area (for FSR purposes) in NSW: Everything you need to know to…

James Oldknow

Important Court decision on ‘desired future character’, and its interplay with clause 4.6 variations

Australia - July 7 2021 The recent case of Big Property Pty Ltd v Randwick City Council [2021] (Big Property), followed swiftly by HPG Mosman Projects Pty Ltd v Mosman…

Clare Collett

Clause 4.6 requests: reforms are coming but clause 4.6 requests are here to stay

Australia - April 1 2021 Last week the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment (The Department) released an Explanation of Intended Effects (EIE) on clause 4.6 of the…

Clare Collett