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Planning and Environment in NSW Blog

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New Development Codes in New South Wales seek to address the “missing middle”

Australia - August 2 2018 The State Environmental Planning Policy (Exempt and Complying Development Codes) 2008 (Codes SEPP) has been amended to fast track development of low…

Legislation Series: Updates to the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 - Local Strategic Planning Statements

Australia - May 10 2018 This is the next in our series of posts commenting on the recent updates to the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 (the Act). Parts one…

BAM! Implications of the Biodiversity Conservation Act 2016 on the assessment of development applications

Australia - May 4 2018 The Biodiversity Conservation Act 2016 (NSW) (BCA) commenced on 25 August 2017 and with it commenced a restructure to the assessment of biodiversity…

The right to use plans prepared by a design consultant: the devil is in the detail

Australia - April 11 2018 When a design consultant (such as an architect or engineer) brings their plans or designs into material form, copyright will usually subsist in those…

The Greater Sydney Region Plan - A Metropolis of Three Cities

Australia - April 9 2018 The Greater Sydney Commission has released the new Greater Sydney Region Plan, titled A Metropolis of Three Cities. This plan is the first regional…

Corrupt public officers on ICAC’s radar - a cautionary tale for local councils

Australia - April 5 2018 The NSW Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) has announced it will be holding a public inquiry on Monday 16 April 2018 into the conduct of…

Linc between EPA and Corps Act explained

Australia - April 3 2018 On 9 March 2018, the Queensland Court of Appeal overturned the controversial first instance decision of the Supreme Court in the matter of Linc…

Reduce, reuse, recycle… revenue?

Australia - March 28 2018 While most councils will now have applied to fund increased costs of recycling from the Victorian Government’s Temporary Relief Funding Arrangements…

Dealing with elevated lead levels in gardens

Australia - March 28 2018 A research paper prepared by RMIT University has assessed lead levels in inner Melbourne residential gardens and community gardens, reporting that up…

Legislation Series: Updates to the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 - objects of the Act

Australia - March 26 2018 This is the second in our series of posts analysing and providing comment upon the suite of updates to the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act…