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Monthly Archives: July 2013
As a general rule, a successful party to proceedings in Classes 1, 2 and 3 of the Land and Environment Court (Court) will not be awarded their costs for conducting the appeal.
The Federal Court in Tarkine National Coalition Incorporated v Minister for Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities  FCA 694 has upheld a challenge to the validity of the Commonwealth Minister’s approval of an iron ore mine near Nelson Bay … Continue reading
Can the ‘true owner’ of personal property ever lose that property to a third party lender? Before 30 January 2012 (when the Personal Property Securities Act 2009 Commonwealth(PPSA) came into effect) your answer may well have been emphatically ‘no’. The case … Continue reading
Further to our previous blog on the commencement of the Boarding Houses Act 2012 (Act), the Boarding Houses Regulation 2013 (Regulation) containing supporting provisions to the Act commenced on 1 July 2013.
The NSW Court of Appeal recently handed down its decision in GrainCorp Operations Ltd v Liverpool Plains Shire  NSWCA 171 throwing into question the line of authority which had previously interpreted the term ‘residential buildings’ (or similar terms) within an … Continue reading
The State Government is calling for submissions in response to the Consultation Paper prepared by David Russell SC as part of his review of the Land Acquisition (Just Terms Compensation) Act 1991 (Act).
A recent Court of Appeal decision, Lo v Chief Commissioner of State Revenue  NSWCA 180 (Lo), provides the opportunity for a refresher on the permissible scope of relevant and irrelevant considerations; such as, when evaluating a development application (DA).
It is now more than 50 years since strata titles legislation commenced in NSW under the Conveyancing (Strata Titles) Act 1961. Many strata schemes are now approaching their ‘use by’ date with the schemes in need of termination and/or re-development. Nevertheless, … Continue reading
The ‘A New Planning System: White Paper‘ (White Paper) is being hailed as providing greater opportunities for community participation in the planning process, in part through the proposal for adoption of a Community Participation Charter. However, the exposure draft of the Planning … Continue reading