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Lessons from Rocky Hill: why proponents of major projects need to consider the link between climate change and human rights
By refusing development consent, the Court drew attention to the increasing importance of human rights considerations.
Australia
24 May 2019
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Where to from Opal and Lacrosse? Towards a better assurance system in NSW construction industry
A new structure must ensure that only qualified and certified professionals conduct design-related and certifier duties.
Australia
15 Mar 2019
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NSW Land and Environment Court refuses development approval for Rocky Hill Coal Mine Project on climate change grounds
This decision to refuse approval could affect the viability of other fossil fuel-dependent industries in Australia.
Australia
16 Feb 2019
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New combustible cladding regulations to commence in New South Wales
Owners of certain types of buildings must check for external combustible cladding and register all affected buildings.
Australia
6 Sep 2018
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Political donations under the microscope again in NSW
Companies must ensure they have procedures to ensure that any reportable political donations are appropriately recorded.
Australia
25 Apr 2018
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NSW Land and Environment Court offers clarification on NSW Deemed Refusal appeal times
When amendments are made to a DA, developers should request the consent authority's formal agreement to the amended DA.
Australia
19 Apr 2018
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Respecting and enhancing local character: Changes to NSW planning process on the way
Forthcoming changes to the NSW planning process include a circular to assist local councils to protect local character.
Australia
5 Mar 2018
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A tale of three cities: a vision for a connected state in New South Wales
A unified vision of land use, transport and infrastructure is at the heart of the draft Greater Sydney Region Plan.
Australia
8 Jan 2018
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New scheme to require NSW building owners to register buildings with cladding
In response to the use of non-compliant cladding materials, the NSW Government released draft regulations for comment.
Australia
22 Dec 2017
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NSW introduces unsafe building products controls
New NSW laws address the use of unsafe building products in commercial, residential and industrial buildings.
Australia
22 Nov 2017
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Uhsia v Mach (no 2): what are the considerations for developers?
We summarise the case and look at the key considerations for developers as a result of the decision.
Australia
6 Aug 2017
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Analysis: Discussion draft of EPA Amendment Bill 2017 (NSW)
This article examines highlights of the recent draft Bill amending the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979.
Australia
14 Feb 2017
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Some useful "tweaks" proposed for the NSW planning system
NSW Planning Minister Rob Stokes has proposed a multitude of amendments to the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act.
Australia
15 Jan 2017
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Determining minimum unit sizes in the residential flat design code
Where SEPP 65 is applicable, the larger minimum unit sizes in the Code's table (both internal and external) are used.
Australia
16 Apr 2015
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The new metropolitan strategy - A Plan for Growing Sydney
The Plan is essential reading for those with interests in real estate and infrastructure development in New South Wales.
Australia
30 Jan 2015
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Environmental Planning and Assessment Amendment (Subdivision Works) Regulation 2014
The NSW amendment broadens the definition of "subdivision works" so the relevant authority now can carry out the works.
Australia
9 May 2014
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Case note: Huntlee Pty Ltd and Minister for Planning and Infrastructure v Sweetwater Action Group Inc [2011] NSWCA 378
This decision has important implications for parties to voluntary planning agreements.
Australia
28 Jan 2014
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Manning v Bathurst Regional Council (No 2) [2013] NSWLEC 186: A consideration of Wednesbury unreasonableness in the context of notification requirements
A NSW Court has been asked to consider whether a decision by a consent authority was 'manifestly unreasonable'.
Australia
17 Dec 2013
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A new planning system for New South Wales - White Paper
The White Paper provides a response to the questions and issues raised in the submissions received on the Green Paper.
Australia
19 Apr 2013
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Can the NSW planning system change its spots?
The NSW Government released the long awaited White Paper on its proposed new planning system to reform current problems.
Australia
18 Apr 2013
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