Assessment of State Significant Projects

2 Aug, 2017

The NSW Department of Planning and Environment (‘Department‘) is reviewing the Environmental Impact Assessment (‘EIA‘) process for State significant projects. The Department has released nine draft guidelines for comment. The guidelines are designed to improve the EIA process for proponents, communities…

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Shining a red light on brothels

1 Aug, 2017

In the recent  case of Yao v Liverpool City Council [2017] NSWLEC 1167 (‘Yao’)  the Land and Environment Court revised the planning principle relating to the location of brothels that was established in Martyn v Hornsby Shire Council [2004] NSWLEC 614 (‘Martyn’) in order…

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