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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New Primary Production and Rural Development SEPP

28 Nov, 2017

The Department of Planning and Environment (DPE) is currently seeking submissions on proposed changes to the existing planning controls governing primary production and rural development. The proposed changes are set out in the Primary Production and Rural Development – Explanation of…

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The Primacy of a Construction Certificate

16 Nov, 2017

The  NSW Court of Appeal has reversed a decision of the Land and Environment Court which limited the extent to which a construction certificate could override the terms of a development consent. In Bunderra Holdings Pty Ltd v Pasminco Cockle Creek…

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