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“Ground Level (Existing)” - Everything you Need to Know for Calculating Maximum Building Height in the NSW Planning System

Australia - February 26 2021 Most land in NSW (but not all) is typically subject to a ‘height of buildings’ (‘HOB’) development control which is designed to limit the height of…

James Oldknow, Anthony Whealy

The (Low) bar has been raised - NSW overhauls the law on 'physical commencement' and the implications for your development consent

Australia - May 22 2020 A critical amendment to the Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation 2000 (‘EPA Reg’) has been introduced which in effect has overhauled the…

James Oldknow, Nicholas Ridout, Anthony Whealy

COVID-19 now stops the 'clock' on lapsing of development consents and the expiry of appeal rights

Australia - May 19 2020 On 14 May 2020, the NSW Parliament assented to the COVID-19 Legislation Amendment (Emergency Measures—Attorney General) Act 2020 No 5 (‘Miscellaneous…

James Oldknow, Anthony Whealy

COVID-19 does not (yet) stop the ‘clock’ on lapsing on development consents or the expiry of appeal rights

Australia - May 14 2020 Whilst developers in NSW have embraced the State Government’s (long-awaited) announcement for a “Planning System Acceleration Program” and various…

James Oldknow, Anthony Whealy

It is Time to Act on NSW Land Tax

Australia - March 23 2020 With Revenue NSW currently issuing land tax assessment notices, owners of NSW Land are reminded that there is just 60 days from service of the notice…

Anthony Whealy