Monthly Archives: August 2014

When is a road not a road?

Councils are often confronted with the issue of a private access road to a proposed development site being zoned differently to the site itself, and the question of whether the access road is to be characterised as a road or … Continue reading

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Vegetation clearing laws cut some of the red tape but may place owners at risk

On 1 August 2014 the Rural Fires Amendment (Vegetation Clearing) Act 2014 (the Amendment Act) commenced operation in NSW. According to the NSW Government the changes have been made so that “people can more easily take common sense measures to … Continue reading

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UPDATE: LTL proud to support the Indigenous Literacy Foundation in the 2014 City2Surf

Congratulations and thanks to our runners and support team for a great effort on Sunday. To date, we have raised over $2,200 for the Indigenous Literacy Foundation in our first City2Surf.   For those of you who have already donated money, we … Continue reading

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Challenge to LEP dismissed

A recent challenge to the validity of an amendment to the Wingecarribee Local Environmental Plan 2010 was dismissed by a Judge of the Land and Environment Court. In doing so, the Court made three interesting findings about the procedures for … Continue reading

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Determining ‘corrupt conduct’ – Who and what must be identified?

The recent decision of the Supreme Court in Duncan v ICAC  McGuigan v ICAC Kinghorn v ICAC and Cascade Coal v ICAC  [2014] NSWSC 1018 provides a useful analysis of the elements of ‘corrupt conduct’ under ss 8 and 9 of the Independent Commission Against … Continue reading

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First Performance Improvement Order Issued to Strathfield Council

The Division of Local Government has just published on it’s website the first ‘performance improvement order’ (‘Order‘) issued by the Minister for Local Government under s438A of the Local Government Act 1993 (‘LG Act‘). The Order was issued to Strathfield … Continue reading

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