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Do s101 notices provide any protection?

7 Aug, 2012

Section 101 of the Environmental Planning & Assessment Act 1979 (EPA Act) states that proceedings to challenge the validity of a development consent cannot be commenced more than 3 months after public notice of the grant of the consent has…

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Owners consent and Part 3A Approvals

20 Jul, 2012

Justice Pain of the NSW Land and Environment Court recently considered the requirements for owners consent in respect of applications made under Part 3A  of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act (EPA Act) in the case of Hurstville City Council…

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A new planning system for NSW

17 Jul, 2012

On 14 July 2012, the NSW Government released its green paper A New Planning System for New South Wales – Green Paper. The Green Paper is the NSW Government’s initial response to the recommendations of the Independent Panel that undertook a review…

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NSW Budget 2012-2013 – An overview

28 Jun, 2012

On 12 June 2012 The Hon. Mike Baird MP Treasurer of New South Wales delivered the New South Wales 2012 – 2013 Budget (the Budget). The Budget promises to get ‘on with the job of building a stronger New South…

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Hoxton Park Residents Action Group – Casenote update

30 May, 2012

In February we wrote about the decision in Hoxton Park Residents Action Group Inc v Liverpool City Council [2011] NSWCA 349: Section 79C consideration of matters not covered by the description of development in a development application. Briefly, the Court…

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Best reasonable endeavours

24 May, 2012

On 4 May 2012 the Court of Appeal delivered judgment in the case of Foster v Hall [2012] NSWCA 122. The central issue was the interpretation of a clause in a contract for sale of land, which required the vendor…

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