What Comprises a Development Consent?

23 Nov, 2016

The recent decision of Pasminco Cockle Creek Smelter Pty Limited (subject to Deed of Company Arrangement) v Lake Macquarie City Council [2016] NSWLEC 143 clarifies the extent to which the terms of a construction certificate can modify a development consent and…

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Sydney Planning Panels – Active as of Next Week

17 Nov, 2016

Six new Sydney Planning Panels (Planning Panels) will commence operation on 21 November 2016.  This will coincide with the expected public exhibition of the draft District Plans by the Greater Sydney Commission (GSC).  These developments are key steps in the…

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Draft Coastal Management SEPP Released

11 Nov, 2016

On Friday 11 November 2016, the Minister for Planning and the Environment, Rob Stokes released the draft State Environmental Planning Policy (Coastal Management) 2016 (CM SEPP) coinciding with his address to the 25th NSW Coastal Conference.

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New Review Processes for Planning Proposals

10 Nov, 2016

There is no statutory right of appeal or review for a proponent who requests that a council make a local environmental plan in respect of the proponent’s land. However administrative procedures provide for a ‘pre-gateway review‘ by a planning panel if the council…

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