State Government Expands Complying Development

6 Apr, 2018

During 2017 the State Government proposed 2 new codes to expand the range of development which could be carried out as complying development under the State Environmental Planning Policy (Exempt and Complying Development Codes) 2008 (Codes SEPP) . The amendments to the…

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EPA Act Amendments – An update on building information certificates

19 Mar, 2018

We previously blogged on the amendments to the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 (Act), and some confusion surrounding the postponement of revised building and subdivision certification provisions. The NSW Government has now amended the Environmental Planning and Assessment (Savings, Transitional…

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Update – Further extension for the commencement of new Biodiversity Laws

6 Mar, 2018

On 23 February 2018, the Biodiversity Conservation (Savings and Transitional) Amendment Regulation 2018 (Amending Regulation) was released. The Amending Regulation extends the application of the pre 25 August 2017 provisions (‘former provisions’) of the Environmental Planning & Assessment Act 1979 (‘EPA Act‘) relating…

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ALERT – Amendments to EPA Act have commenced

1 Mar, 2018

The amendments proposed to the Environmental Planning & Assessment Act 1979 (EPA Act) by the Environmental Planning & Assessment Amendment Act 2017 commenced today, with the Environmental Planning and Assessment (Savings, Transitional and Other Provisions) Regulation 2017  (Transitional Regulation) providing that…

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Draft Remediation of Land SEPP

6 Feb, 2018

The Department of Planning and Environment (‘DPE‘) has announced a Draft Remediation of Land SEPP (‘Draft SEPP‘) which will repeal and replace the current State Environmental Planning Policy No 55—Remediation of Land (‘SEPP 55‘).  The Explanation of Intended Effect of the…

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