New Housing Code Published

18 Jun, 2017

On 14 July 2017 the General Housing Code currently contained in State Environmental Planning Policy (Exempt and Complying Development Codes) Amendment (Housing Code) 2008 (Codes SEPP) will be replaced with a new ‘simplified’ Housing Code.

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More on CDCs and Development Consents

15 Jun, 2017

The Land & Environment Court has handed down a decision which suggests that a complying development certificate (CDC) cannot authorise development which would breach a condition of a development consent. If the decision is to be read in that way, which…

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What constitutes a ‘recreation facility (major)’?

13 Jun, 2017

A recent decision of the New South Wales Court of Appeal (‘Court‘) in Cheetham v Goulburn Motorcycle Club Inc [2017] NSWCA 83 has considered for the first time the meaning of the term ‘recreation facility (major)’, a definition generally used in local environmental…

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