To PIN or not to PIN – that is the question

18 Aug, 2016

Increases in the prescribed amount for penalty notices (PIN) for environment and planning offences have seen an increase in the use of PINs, and an increase in the instances where recipients elect to have these matters dealt with by a…

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DAs – Not safe from amendments to LEPS

11 Aug, 2016

The NSW Court of Appeal has overturned a finding of the Land and Environment Court to the effect that the savings provision in local environmental plans (LEPs) in the form of the Standard Instrument – Principal Local Environmental Plan (Standard Instrument) would…

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Council officers as strata scheme parking rangers?

4 Aug, 2016

Buried within Schedule 4  of the new Strata Schemes Management Act 2015 is an amendment to the Local Government Act 1993 (LG Act) to insert a new s650A. This will allow the body corporates to enter into an agreement with the council allowing the council to set…

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