Monthly Archives: November 2016

Protection of Marine Environments through new Coastal Management Reforms – opportunities and challenges

As we recently blogged, the NSW Government has released the much anticipated draft State Environmental Planning Policy (Coastal Management) 2016 (CM SEPP) for public comment as part of its broader coastal management reform package (Reform Package). This blog looks at the opportunities under this … Continue reading

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What Comprises a Development Consent?

The recent decision of Pasminco Cockle Creek Smelter Pty Limited (subject to Deed of Company Arrangement) v Lake Macquarie City Council [2016] NSWLEC 143 clarifies the extent to which the terms of a construction certificate can modify a development consent and … Continue reading

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Sydney Planning Panels – Active as of Next Week

Six new Sydney Planning Panels (Planning Panels) will commence operation on 21 November 2016.  This will coincide with the expected public exhibition of the draft District Plans by the Greater Sydney Commission (GSC).  These developments are key steps in the … Continue reading

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Draft Coastal Management SEPP Released

On Friday 11 November 2016, the Minister for Planning and the Environment, Rob Stokes released the draft State Environmental Planning Policy (Coastal Management) 2016 (CM SEPP) coinciding with his address to the 25th NSW Coastal Conference.

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New Review Processes for Planning Proposals

There is no statutory right of appeal or review for a proponent who requests that a council make a local environmental plan in respect of the proponent’s land. However administrative procedures provide for a ‘pre-gateway review‘ by a planning panel if the council … Continue reading

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Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes – to what extent can you modify a modification application?

In a recent decision of the Land and Environment Court, Registrar Gray found that the Court did not have the power to grant leave to amend a modification application because the extent of the changes being made to the modification application … Continue reading

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