Monthly Archives: June 2012

Council’s power to impose a ban on smoking in outdoor dining areas

The Land and Environment Court handed down its decision in the case of Parramatta Business Freedom Association Inc v Parramatta City Council [2012] NSWLEC 139 on 20 June 2012. The case involved judicial review proceedings that challenged the Council’s ban … Continue reading

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Uncertainty about ‘equivalent zones’ under the Affordable Rental Housing SEPP

In two recent cases, Commissioners Morris (Chehade v Bankstown City Council [2012] NSWLEC 1122) and O’Neill (Chami v Bankstown City Council [2012] NSWLEC 1120) decided that the Residential 2(a) zone in Bankstown is not equivalent  (within the meaning of cl5(1)(a) State Environmental … Continue reading

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NSW Budget 2012-2013 – An overview

On 12 June 2012 The Hon. Mike Baird MP Treasurer of New South Wales delivered the New South Wales 2012 – 2013 Budget (the Budget). The Budget promises to get ‘on with the job of building a stronger New South … Continue reading

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Proposed new powers to order demolition

On 24 May 2012 the Environmental Planning and Assessment Amendment (Demolition Orders) Bill 2012 (the Bill) was introduced into the NSW Legislative Assembly.

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