Complying Development and Development Consents

26 Apr, 2016

The Land & Environment Court has considered yet another case regarding the validity of a complying development certificate (CDC), this time involving an alleged failure to consider the terms of an existing development consent when determining whether the relevant development…

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Costs orders in public interest proceedings

22 Apr, 2016

A recent decision of the Land and Environment Court of New South Wales has reinforced the principles governing the exercise of the Court’s discretion not to make a costs order against an unsuccessful applicant where the Court is satisfied the…

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New powers for councils to impound parked boats

13 Apr, 2016

The Impounding Act 1993 will be amended by the Impounding Amendment (Unattended Boat Trailers) Act 2015 from 1 July 2016, to give local councils and other impounding authorities greater powers to manage boat trailers parked on residential streets and to…

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