Monthly Archives: June 2011

Review of SEPP65 and Residential Flat Design Code

The Department of Planning & Infrastructure (DPI)  is seeking comments on the areas of SEPP 65 and the Residential Design Flat Code (RFDC) that need to reviewed or amended.  The comments are to guide the preparation of a Discussion Paper … Continue reading

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Section 149 Certificate fees to increase on 1 July 2011

A number of increases to existing fees will be implemented with the commencement of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Further Amendment Regulation 2010, which comes into effect on 1 July 2011. From that date, councils can charge a fee for … Continue reading

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Infrastructure NSW Bill 2011 passed

The Infrastructure NSW Bill 2011 was passed by the Parliament on 22 June 2011 without amendment and is now awaiting royal assent.  You can read our previous post on the Bill here. A copy of the Bill as passed is … Continue reading

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EPA Amendment (Part 3A Repeal) Act 2011: further details

Further to our update on 17 June 2011, the Environmental Planning and Assessment Amendment (Part 3A Repeal) Act 2011 was passed on 22 June 2011 (Act). Consistent with the Government’s election promise, the Act repeals Part 3A of the Environmental … Continue reading

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Reduction in SICs extended past 30 June 2011

In December 2008, the Rees government implemented a policy whereby the state would increase its contribution towards state infrastructure required in respect of new development from 25% of the cost of the infrastructure, to 50% of the cost of the … Continue reading

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Further expansion of protection to whistleblowers for local government matters

Changes are proposed to the Public Interest Disclosures Act 1994 (PID Act) by the Public Interest Disclosures Amendment Bill 2011 to expand the matters that whistleblowers may disclose to the Chief Executive, Local Government.

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Part 3A to be repealed

The Environmental Planning and Assessment Amendment (Part 3A Repeal) Bill 2011 (Bill) was introduced into the Legislative Assembly on 16 June 2011. As expected, the Bill repeals Part 3A of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 (EPA Act).

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Joint management of public libraries

On and from 7 June 2011, amendments to the Library Act 1939 will allow two or more Councils, with approval of the Minister for the Arts to enter into an arrangement to jointly manage library services in their local government areas. Prior … Continue reading

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Infrastructure NSW – Co-ordination, monitoring and delivery of infrastructure in NSW

The Infrastructure NSW Bill 2011 has been introduced into the NSW Parliament. The Bill proposes to establish Infrastructure NSW to co-ordinate, oversee and monitor the delivery of and in some cases carry out and take over responsibility for major infrastructure projects … Continue reading

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