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Exempt development creates practical problems for enforcement

Australia - August 30 2020 The Land and Environment Court (LEC) was recently required to consider whether certain work was exempt as ‘minor’ works under the State Environmental…

Stuart Simington.

New laws to prevent serious defects in residential apartment buildings

Australia - June 17 2020 The Residential Apartment Buildings (Compliance and Enforcement Powers) Act 2020 passed both houses of the NSW Parliament last week. The Act applies…

Carlo Zoppo.

COVID-19 - NSW Government amends planning law to address retail supply constraints

Australia - March 22 2020 The Minister for Planning and Public Spaces has responded to the COVID-19 pandemic by seeking to address certain planning law impediments to the…

Stuart Simington.

Enforcement Issues in Merit Appeals - What are the limits?

Australia - January 23 2020 A recent decision in the Land and Environment Court (Court) highlights a potential stumbling block for councils when taking enforcement action. The…

Correcting duplicity in criminal charges for daily limit contraventions

Australia - December 13 2019 A recent decision of the Land and Environment Court highlights the considerations that arise when amending charges defective because of duplicity. A…

Stuart Simington.