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Coastal Reforms Transitional Provisions – Coastal Management SEPP

15 Nov, 2018

The coastal reforms comprising the State Environmental Planning Policy (Coastal Management) 2018 (CM SEPP) and the Coastal Management Act 2016 (Act) commenced on 3 April 2018. These reforms repealed the Coastal Protection Act 1979 (Former Act). However, the Act and CM SEPP do not automatically…

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Conciliation agreements – Commissioners must give reasons

31 Oct, 2018

A development consent granted by a Land and Environment Court Commissioner following a s34 conciliation conference has been set aside by the Court of Appeal because the Commissioner failed to give reasons evidencing her satisfaction as to the legal prerequisites…

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Western Sydney Airport – development in protected airspace

17 Oct, 2018

The protected airspace for Western Sydney Airport was declared under the Airports Act 1996 (Cth) and the Airports (Protection of Airspace) Amendment Regulation 1996 (Cth) on 19 October 2017. Development that infringes on protected airspace may require approval from the Australian…

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Inland Code for exempt and complying development

10 Oct, 2018

The NSW Department of Planning & Environment (‘DPE’) has announced that in regional NSW, approvals for new homes, home renovations and farm buildings will be made easier and faster when the Inland Code commences on 1 January 2019.

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