Monthly Archives: January 2013

LEC remarks that road dedications can only be conditioned under s94 and pursuant to a contributions plan

Remarks made by Craig J in Australian International Academy of Education Inc v The Hills Shire Council [2013] NSWLEC 1 in Class 1 of the Land and Environment Court’s jurisdiction indicate that even if a developer offers to dedicate land … Continue reading

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Draft DoPI Circular on characterisation of development

The Department of Planning and Infrastructure recently published for public consultation a draft planning circular on how to characterise development. Whilst the draft circular provides some guidance on matters which must be considered when characterising development,  readers should take care in … Continue reading

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Managing resident expectations in planning appeals

Resident objectors have a unique role in development appeals in Class 1 of the Land & Environment Court’s jurisdiction. However there are some limitations to that role which,  if not adequately explained to residents, can lead to dissatisfaction with the … Continue reading

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