Monthly Archives: September 2017

Fire Safety Reforms effective from 1 October 2017

The Environmental Planning and Assessment Amendment (Fire Safety and Building Certification) Regulation 2017 (‘Amending Regulation’) will come into force on 1 October 2017 and amend the Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation 2000 (‘EPA Regulation’).

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Build it up – developing in airspace

Increasing density in urban areas is resulting in greater pressure for increased building heights. Inevitably, this will lead to greater pressure to capitalise upon the value of air space. A recent decision of the Land and Environment Court (‘Court‘) has considered … Continue reading

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Greater (un)certainty lies ahead for Airbnb and Short-term Holiday Letting in NSW

Recently, the NSW Government released an Options Paper on Short-term Holiday Letting (STHL) in NSW. The STHL industry in NSW has expanded significantly in recent years and in response to this, in 2016, the NSW Government conducted a public inquiry on the Adequacy of … Continue reading

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‘Undue financial hardship’ & heritage value – the Court gets Sirius

A significant decision for the interpretation of the Heritage Act 1977 (‘Act‘) was recently made by the Land and Environment Court (‘Court‘) in Millers Point Community Assoc. Incorporated v Property NSW [2017] NSWLEC 92. The Court considered the decision of the Minister for Heritage … Continue reading

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