Monthly Archives: January 2014

Changes to Complying Development in NSW

On 22 February 2014 amendments to the State Environmental Planning Policy (Exempt and Complying Development Codes) 2008 (Codes SEPP), and the Environmental Planning & Assessment Regulation 2000 (Regulation)  in respect of complying development will come into effect. The amendments to … Continue reading

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Native Title Declared over NSW North Coast Land by Federal Court

17 years of arduous legal argument and conciliation came to conclusion on 2 December 2013 with the consent determination of the Bandjalang peoples’ claim by Jagot J in the Federal Court in Bandjalang People No 1 & 2 v Attorney General … Continue reading

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Reasonableness of Conditions of Consent to protect against Sea Level Rise

In a recent decision of the Land & Environment Court, the reasonableness of two conditions of consent imposed in respect of a dwelling proposed on land subject to coastal hazards was considered. The case demonstrates the difficulties for local councils in attempting … Continue reading

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