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Monthly Archives: February 2013
The construction industry accounts for 15% of businesses in New South Wales but up to 30% of these businesses go into administration (source: Terms of Reference, Independent Inquiry into Construction Industry Insolvency in NSW). When this happens, as the Australian … Continue reading
Further to our earlier post in relation to the draft Department of Planning and Infrastructure circular on ‘How to characterise development‘ which can be found here, we advise that the circular has now been published without changes.
The Department of Planning and Infrastructure (DoPI) has published a Feedback Summary relating to community and stakeholder consultation it recently undertook on the planning reform proposals contained in A New Planning System for New South Wales – Green Paper.
In The Northern Eruv Incorporated v Ku-ring-gai Council  NSWLEC 249, the Land and Environment Court considered the scope of its power under s39(2) of the Land and Environment Court Act 1979 (Court Act) in planning appeals under s97 of the … Continue reading
The Administrative Decisions Tribunal has recently considered whether it should make an order disqualifying a councillor from holding civic office who, at the time of her election, worked with a private organisation in a position that was partly funded by the council.