Deferred commencement consents – don’t let them lapse!

14 Aug, 2018

The decision of Preston CJ in Dennes v Port Macquarie-Hastings Council [2018] NSWLEC 95 (‘Dennes‘) confirms that, once the period for satisfaction of a deferred commencement condition has expired without the condition being satisfied, the consent cannot be revived  on appeal against…

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Local government child protection compliance obligations

10 Aug, 2018

On 23 June 2018 the NSW Government responded to the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sex Abuse.  The responses announced include committing to applying child safe standards to make institutions safer for children. Councils provide services for children…

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