Forced Council Amalgamations – the Road Ahead

18 Dec, 2015

The Premier has announced 35 proposals for local council amalgamations throughout New South Wales that will lead to the number of councils being reduced from 152 to 112. The proposals follow the release of the final report of the Independent Pricing and…

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Challenging CDCs – Hornsby Shire Council v Trives

15 Dec, 2015

A recent decision of Biscoe J in Hornsby Shire Council v Trives (No 3) [2015] NSWLEC 190 has confirmed the grounds on which a complying development certificate (CDC) may be set aside as invalid. The decision provides important guidance on…

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