Monthly Archives: September 2012

Some lessons in councils’ landmark court win on failed investments

On Friday 21 September 2012, Rares J in the Federal Court of Australia gave judgement in favour of 72 local councils and charities who had invested with Grange Securities, an off shoot of Lehmann Brothers in the US, claiming losses exceeding $270 … Continue reading

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Validity of occupation certificates

The validity of an occupation certificate has been considered by the Land and Environment Court for the first time in Cessnock City Council v Laila Investments Pty Ltd [2012] NSWLEC 206.

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The new Heritage Regulation 2012

On 1 September 2012 the Heritage Regulation 2005 was repealed and immediately replaced by the Heritage Regulation 2012.

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Contributions cap increased to $30,000 for Growth Centres and other land

A new Ministerial direction on local infrastructure contributions took effect on and from 28 August 2012 (Direction) to increase the cap on contributions for certain land from $20,000 to $30,000.

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Planning Reform Green Paper – Some Issues to Think About

The Green Paper on planning reform in NSW, A New System for Planning for NSW, published by the NSW Government, proposes 23 transformative changes to the way land use planning and development assessment will occur in NSW but leaves many … Continue reading

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Public consultation on new Developer Charges Guidelines

The Developer Charges Guidelines for Water Supply, Sewerage and Stormwater, 2012 – Consultation Draft have been prepared by the Urban Water branch of the NSW Office of Water for the purposes of s306(3) of the Water Management Act 2000 and … Continue reading

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