Acting under delegation – Do you have the power?

30 Oct, 2016

The Courts are often required to consider the validity of decisions made pursuant to delegated authority. A recent decision of the Land and Environment Court provides an example of the difficulties which may arise when the terms of an instrument…

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Strata Termination Goes to Court

20 Oct, 2016

In our previous posts we have looked at the two major types of strata renewal plan; and followed the complex process of the owners’ decision to terminate a scheme.  In this post we consider the final part of the process:…

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Community Confidence in Major Project Assessment

17 Oct, 2016

The Department of Planning & Environment has today released a discussion paper for the Environmental Impact Assessment Improvement Project (Discussion Paper), which proposes new guidelines for the assessment of major projects with a view to improving public confidence in the…

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The Balmain Leagues Club case

11 Oct, 2016

Axiomatically, planning law is not troubled by the identity of the applicant, much less any background or history the applicant might have.  However, the recent decision of the Land & Environment Court in the Balmain Leagues Club case indicates that…

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Fire Trails – Whats New?

6 Oct, 2016

Under new changes to the Rural Fires Act 1997 local councils and other public authorities will be responsible for the construction and maintenance of fire trails on public land they own or occupy across New South Wales.

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