Valuing works-in-kind – a reminder

25 Feb, 2016

A recent decision in the Supreme Court of New South Wales highlights the difficulties that can arise when valuing works-in-kind under agreements between a council and developer under s94(5)(b) of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 (EPA Act).

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Can parking inspectors ‘record’ abuse from drivers?

17 Feb, 2016

The safety of council parking inspectors is a matter of increasing concern across New South Wales as officers are faced with aggressive and abusive drivers when issuing parking tickets. Councils keen to protect their staff are considering equipping officers with audio…

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LEP Savings Clauses

15 Feb, 2016

The Land & Environment Court has clarified further how to apply savings clauses in local environmental plans (LEPs) to development applications (DAs) made but not determined before the LEP is made or amended.

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