Monthly Archives: October 2013

Planning Bill 2013 – Savings & Transitional Arrangements

This post outlines the framework for the transition to the new planning system under the Planing Bill 2013 (Bill). The framework seems designed to enable the Bill to be commenced quite quickly utilising the existing planning framework where necessary. In particular  … Continue reading

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Constitutional Recognition of Local Government: Definitely ‘Off Again’

During his address to the 2013 Conference and Annual General Meeting of the South Australian Local Government Association on Friday October 25, the newly appointed Deputy Prime Minister and Local Government Minister, Warren Truss, told delegates that the Coalition Government … Continue reading

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Planning Bill 2013 introduced – Our initial observations

The Planning Bill 2013 was introduced into the NSW Parliament yesterday. The Bill varies in some significant respects from the exposure draft. Here are our initial observations.

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Inconsistency between Construction Certificates and Development Consents

Developers, certifiers and councils regularly question to what extent the plans the subject of a construction certificate can vary from the plans approved by a development consent. The Land & Environment Court yesterday held valid a number of construction certificates … Continue reading

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Edgar Allen Planning Principle on Demolition Replaced

The planning principle in Edgar Allen Planning Pty Limited v Woollahra Municipal Council [2006] NSWLEC 790, which concerns whether a development involving demolition and redevelopment should be considered to be for a new building or merely for alterations and additions, has been replaced. … Continue reading

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