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Monthly Archives: May 2016
My earlier post in July 2015 (see below) about the Land and Environment Court’s decision in Four2Five has been one of our most read posts. It is timely to provide an update on what has happened since.
On 3 May 2016, the government announced a consultation package for a new system of land management and conservation of native plant and animal species in the State. The package is ‘designed to create a new system that improves both environmental outcomes and the … Continue reading
Section 93F of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 (‘EPA Act‘) establishes a statutory system of bargaining for community benefits between planning authorities and persons interested in the use and development of land, such as landowners and developers (‘landowners‘). The bargain … Continue reading
As expected the Government has announced the amalgamation of numerous local councils across NSW. In total, 19 new councils have been created. Further amalgamations have been deferred pending the outcome of legal challenges. 2 proclamations creating the new councils have … Continue reading
The Government has taken its next step in implementing its reform package for the management of the NSW coastline by introducing the Coastal Management Bill 2016 (Bill) into Parliament. The Bill, once it commences, will replace the current Coastal Protection Act 1979 (CP Act).