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Key findings: ICAC Annual Report 2022-2023

17 Jan, 2024

The Independent Commission Against Corruption (the Commission) has published its annual report for the year 2022-23 (the Report), outlining the nature of complaints received and their investigative processes. The Report reflects a substantial increase in complaints reported to the Commission by…

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Reminder: Validly issuing a Development Control Order

10 Jan, 2024

A relevant enforcement authority (including a local council) can issue a development control order (DCO) in certain circumstances to require a person to do or refrain from doing things to ensure compliance with the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979…

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Limitation Period on Recovery of Overpaid Rates

27 Nov, 2023

The New South Wales Court of Appeal has recently clarified the scope of a ratepayer’s ability to recover overpaid rates and, in particular, the breadth of the restriction on such recovery imposed by the Recovery of Imposts Act 1963 (RoI…

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New Flood Risk Management Manual: Liability implications

16 Nov, 2023

Introduction On 10 November 2023, the Environmental Planning and Assessment Amendment (Flood Planning) Regulation 2023 (EPA Reg Amendment) was published on the NSW legislation website. It amended the Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation 2021 (EPA Reg) and replaced references to the Floodplain…

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