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Monthly Archives: June 2013
At the next federal election on 14 September 2013, it is likely that Australian voters will be asked to vote on a change to Australia’s Constitution that would give some recognition to local government.
Chapter 8 of the NSW Government’s A New Planning System for NSW – White Paper (White Paper) and the Planning Bill 2013 – Exposure Draft (Planning Bill) contain proposed amendments to the scheme for building regulation and certification in NSW. The key … Continue reading
The Local Government Amendment (Early Intervention) Bill 2013 (Bill) has now passed through both Houses of Parliament and is awaiting Royal Assent. The Legislative Assembly yesterday agreed to the amendments proposed by the Legislative Council. The amendments significantly curtail the Minister’s … Continue reading
One of the reforms proposed in the A New Planning System for NSW – White Paper (White Paper), is a reduction in the number of land use zones. The White Paper proposes only one residential zone which will include ‘Suburban Character Areas and … Continue reading
The NSW Government’s White Paper ‘A New Planning System for NSW’ proposes minimal change in relation to the appeals system for development applications. However, there are some, and a summary is outlined below.