Monthly Archives: March 2013

Amendments to Mining SEPP to implement coal seam gas exclusion zones

The Department of Planning and Infrastructure (DOPI) has recently published proposed amendments to the State Environmental Planning Policy (Mining, Petroleum Production and Extractive Industries) 2007 (Mining SEPP) for public consultation. The purpose of the proposed amendments is to prohibit coal … Continue reading

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Company title unit disputes to be heard in the Local Court

Before the first strata titles legislation was passed in New South Wales most home units were regulated under company law.  A number of older home units still exist that are not regulated by strata legislation.  Owners of these units own … Continue reading

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Commencement of ‘paper subdivisions’ provisions

Further to our post on 10 February 2012 on ‘paper subdivisions’ which can be found here, the changes to the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 (EPA Act) and the Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation 2000 (EPA Reg) in relation … Continue reading

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Commencement of Model Code of Conduct 2013

The Model Code of Conduct 2013 for local councils commenced on 1 March 2013. The Division of Local Government’s website now includes a new webpage with the following resources to support the implementation of the new Code: Model Code of … Continue reading

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New DCP provisions in force

LTL has previously reported on amendments to the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 (EPA Act) concerning development control plans (DCPs). On 1 March 2013, those amendments came into force. The amendments apply to all DCPs  in force immediately before 1 March … Continue reading

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