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Part 3A development transitional arrangements

16 May, 2011

Major Development Amendment SEPP State Environmental Planning Policy (Major Development) 2005 was amended on 13 May 2011 to: remove certain categories of development which the SEPP declares as a major project and are therefore subject to assessment under Part 3A…

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Changes to the Standard Instrument

24 Mar, 2011

The Department of Planning has now published a planning circular describing the changes made to the Standard Instrument on 25 February 2011. On 25 June 2011, the amendments to the mandatory provisions of the Standard Instrument will be incorporated into…

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Compliance Cost Notice Provisions Have Commenced

14 Mar, 2011

Councils and other issuing authorities may now recover their reasonable costs of monitoring and ensuring compliance with orders given under s121B of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979. The amendments commenced on 25 February 2011. To recover these costs,…

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Proposed Expansion Of General Exempt Development Code

11 Mar, 2011

The Department of Planning is proposing to expand the range of signs that do not require development approval if certain standards are met. A discussion paper has been released by the Department, seeking feedback on the proposed classification of a…

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New Planning Appeal Provisions To Commence

25 Feb, 2011

On 28 February 2011, a number of significant changes will be made to planning appeal and review processes. The changes include the following: Greater range of internal reviews available – an applicant’s right of internal review will be expanded to…

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Planning Agreements Given Further Legal Force

24 Feb, 2011

On and from 25 February 2011, planning agreements will be given further legal force through amendments to be made to the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 (EPA Act) and the Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation 2000 (EPA Reg). The…

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