Early Intervention Bill passed with some amendments

21 Jun, 2013

The Local Government Amendment (Early Intervention) Bill 2013 (Bill) has now passed through both Houses of Parliament and is awaiting Royal Assent. The Legislative Assembly yesterday agreed to the amendments proposed by the Legislative Council. The amendments significantly curtail the Minister’s…

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Protection of Suburban Character under the White Paper

20 Jun, 2013

One of the reforms proposed in the A New Planning System for NSW – White Paper (White Paper), is a reduction in the number of land use zones. The White Paper proposes only one residential zone which will include ‘Suburban Character Areas and…

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Strategic Planning under the White Paper

4 Jun, 2013

One of the key reforms proposed in the Exposure Draft Planning Bill 2013 (Planning Bill) and the A New Planning System for NSW – White Paper (White Paper) is a new hierarchy of strategic planning documents aimed at ensuring a clear line…

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