Development Control Plans alive and well

16 Nov, 2012

We previously reported on proposed changes to the provisions of the Environmental Planning & Assessment Act 1979 (Act) regarding development control plans (DCPs). The Environmental Planning and Assessment Amendment Bill 2012 (Bill) which proposed the changes has now passed both houses…

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Savings provisions, existing uses and existing consents

13 Nov, 2012

In the decision of Presrod Pty Limited v Wollongong City Council [2012] NSWLEC 240, the Court considered whether a prohihited development, which was approved in reliance on savings provisions in the Wollongong Local Environmental Plan 2009 (LEP) had the benefit of existing…

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Winding back of coastal protection laws

12 Nov, 2012

On 22 October 2012 the Coastal Protection Amendment Act 2012 (Amendment Act) was passed. It has not yet commenced. Once it does commence, it will amend the Coastal Protection Act 1979 (Act) in a number of ways which could be seen…

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Commencement of Boarding Houses Act 2012

1 Nov, 2012

The Boarding Houses Act 2012 (Act) commenced on 29 October 2012. Our previous post on the exposure draft of the Boarding Houses Bill 2012 can be accessed here. The Act largely retains the provisions of relevance to councils that were…

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