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Essential Guide to Local Government Law: Building Information Certificates

Australia - April 19 2020 An application for a Building Information Certificate (BIC) is typically made when a building or structure has been erected unlawfully…

Essential Guide to Local Government Law: Rebuilding after the bushfires

Australia - January 21 2020 Many of our Council clients will soon be faced with inquiries from people who wish to…

Essential Guide to Local Government Law: Temporary use and clause 2.8 of the Standard Instrument LEP

Australia - November 20 2019 This Essential Guide will assist local councils to apply the temporary use provisions in cl. 2.8 of the Standard Instrument LEP. Prohibited…

Planning Update: Strata schemes and minimum lot sizes in the standard instrument

Australia - November 10 2019 In our article, ‘Can strata subdivision avoid minimum lot sizes in NSW?’ we reported on the decision of the Land and Environment Court in DM &…

GIPA Act and ‘out of scope’ information

Australia - July 17 2019 In a decision handed down on 10 July 2019, the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal has ruled that decisions about whether documents are outside the…