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Monthly Archives: August 2013
In Davies v Penrith City Council  NSWLEC 1141 (Davies), Senior Commissioner Moore has revised the planning principle regarding general amenity impacts established by Senior Commissioner Roseth in Pafburn v North Sydney Council  NSWLEC 444 (Pafburn).
A recent amendment to the Local Government (General) Regulation 2005 (‘General Regulation‘) gives councils the power to write-off stormwater management services charges or accrued interest in certain circumstances.
Yet another case has been handed down by the Land & Environment Court regarding what constitutes a dwelling.
The Department of Planning and Infrastructure has recently published a consultation draft of proposed amendments to the State Environmental Planning Policy (Mining, Petroleum Production and Extractive Industries) 2007 (Mining SEPP) to clarify how the significance of a resource is to … Continue reading
The Prime Minister has announced that the referendum set for 14 September 2013 will now be abandoned. Citing the new Federal election date of 7 September as a reason for deferring the Constitutional question, Prime Minister Rudd said: ‘I’ve been … Continue reading
A developer was recently fined the sum of $32,500 after pleading guilty to clearing over 3,200 square metres of bushland along the bank of the Blacks Creek in the Cudgen Nature Reserve, in contravention of the National Parks and Wildlife … Continue reading
Following on from our earlier post on the successful challenge by the Tarkine National Coalition Incorporated in the Federal Court to the validity of the former Commonwealth Minister’s approval of an iron ore mine in north west Tasmania, the current … Continue reading