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Monthly Archives: November 2013
Following its introduction to the Legislative Assembly on 22 October 2013, the Planning Bill 2013 (Bill) faced its first real test on 26 and 27 November in the Legislative Council and was found wanting.
The second limb of the Newbury test for the validity of a condition of consent requires that the condition must fairly and reasonably relate to the development under consideration. The Court has been willing to find such a relationship in … Continue reading
Director General, Department of Planning and Infrastructure v Aston Coal 2 Pty Ltd  NSWLEC 188 (Aston) is the first case dealing with a failure to disclose reportable political donations under s147 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 … Continue reading
Much of what is contained in Part 4A of the current Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 (EPA Act) has been located in Part 8 of the Planning Bill 2013 (Bill). There are no major changes to the types of … Continue reading
Whilst the Planning Bill 2013 (Bill) continues to provide for a comprehensive range of merit appeal rights in relation to decisions made under it, the Bill attempts to limit the circumstances under which persons can challenge decisions on the basis of … Continue reading
The case of Save Little Manly Beach Foreshore Incorporated v Manly Council (No 2)  NSWLEC 156, decided by Biscoe J on 9 October 2013, serves as a timely reminder to councils of the importance of precisely following the procedures for classifying … Continue reading
The Planning Bill 2013 (Bill) provides a significant opportunity for developers to have development which is consistent with State government strategies approved before local councils develop detailed planning controls to give effect to those strategies.
The recent decision of the Land & Environment Court in Woodhouse v City of Sydney Council  NSWLEC 182 considers the way in which the exempt development provisions in the State Environmental Planning Policy (Infrastructure) 2007 (ISEPP) operate.