Powers of entry to residential land clarified

14 Sep, 2020

This decision relates to the latest instalment of the cases involving members of the Bobolas family and Waverley Council (‘Council‘) with the Council issuing orders to require or allow the clean-up of the accumulation of waste that creates a public…

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When can a development control order be served by email?

30 Jun, 2020

The Land and Environment Court has recently considered whether a development control order (Order) was validly issued under the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 (EPA Act). This decision provides useful guidance to local councils on a number of the…

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New Certifier Regulations – Impacts for Councils

8 May, 2020

The Building and Development Certifiers Act 2018 (‘BDC Act‘) will commence on 1 July 2020 together with the  Building and Development Certifiers Regulation 2020 (‘BDC Reg‘). This article discusses the key regulatory changes they will bring and how these changes…

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The 5 common mistakes made in investigations

10 Jan, 2020

Conducting a successful investigation is a complex and difficult task, and investigators need to have a firm grasp on the best techniques to ensure that they gather strong and admissible evidence for future enforcement action. In this blog we look…

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