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Revised Public-Private Partnership Guidelines Published by NSW OLG

25 Apr, 2022

On 7 March 2022, the Office of Local Government (‘OLG‘) released a new circular to councils regarding two new guidelines: the Public-Private Partnerships Guidelines (‘PPP Guidelines‘) and the Formation of Corporations and Entities (Section 358) Guideline. Although some interrelationship between two…

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Signing legal documents remotely in NSW

21 Nov, 2021

New legislation in New South Wales now allows legal documents such as wills, statutory declarations and affidavits to be signed and witnessed remotely. The new legislation removes the need for clients to physically attend their solicitor’s office to execute documents….

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Proposed reforms to the Education SEPP on exhibition

25 Nov, 2020

The NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment is currently exhibiting proposed reforms to the State Environmental Planning Policy (Educational Establishments and Child Care Facilities) 2017 (Education SEPP). The proposed amendments are part of the NSW Government’s Planning Reform Action…

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Easements over Public Land

25 Nov, 2020

Section 88K of the Conveyancing Act 1919 (‘s88K‘) enables the Supreme Court to grant an easement over land in circumstances where such an easement is reasonably necessary for the effective use or development of the land which is to have…

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Are all Drainage Reserves Classified as Operational Land?

14 Oct, 2020

Drainage reserves vested in local councils are public land as defined in the Local Government Act 1993 (‘LG Act‘). All public land must be classified as either community or operational under the LG Act. The Registrar-General’s Guidelines under section 12D of the…

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