Monthly Archives: April 2016

Complying Development and Development Consents

The Land & Environment Court has considered yet another case regarding the validity of a complying development certificate (CDC), this time involving an alleged failure to consider the terms of an existing development consent when determining whether the relevant development … Continue reading

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Costs orders in public interest proceedings

A recent decision of the Land and Environment Court of New South Wales has reinforced the principles governing the exercise of the Court’s discretion not to make a costs order against an unsuccessful applicant where the Court is satisfied the … Continue reading

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Council Amalgamations – Botany Bay CC Fails in Court of Appeal Challenge

On 15 April 2016, the NSW Court of Appeal dismissed an appeal by Botany Bay City Council about the consideration by the Departmental Chief Executive of an amalgamation proposal with Rockdale City Council as referred by the Minister for Local Government.

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New powers for councils to impound parked boats

The Impounding Act 1993 will be amended by the Impounding Amendment (Unattended Boat Trailers) Act 2015 from 1 July 2016, to give local councils and other impounding authorities greater powers to manage boat trailers parked on residential streets and to … Continue reading

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Court considers appeal over an order issued to Camp Kitty

The recent decision of the Land and Environment Court in McCudden v Cowra Shire Council [2016] NSWLEC 14 examines the granting of orders under s124 of the Local Government Act 1993 (LG Act), how to construe an order and the reasons … Continue reading

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