Monthly Archives: March 2016

New obligations for vendors and purchasers of properties with swimming pools and spas

A recent Office of Local Government Circular (Circular No 16-05, 11 March 2016) (‘Circular‘) has advised that new regulations which will commence on 29 April 2016 to the effect that backyard pools which do not comply with the Swimming Pools Act 1992 (‘Act’) … Continue reading

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Lapsing of Consents – Works Need Not be for a Core Activity

The Supreme Court has put beyond doubt that when determining whether particular works can prevent lapsing of a development consent under section 95(4) of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 (‘EPA Act‘), there is no place for distinguishing between works … Continue reading

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Supreme Court narrows pecuniary interest disclosure requirements under the Local Government Act 1993.

A Councillor will no longer be prevented from taking part in and voting at a meeting held to consider an amendment to a local environmental plan (LEP) where the change to the LEP is a change to a development standard, … Continue reading

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