Monthly Archives: March 2018

What you need to know: amendments to the Privacy Act 1988

The Commonwealth Government’s recent reforms to the Privacy Act 1988 have taken effect, heralding new obligations for a number of organisations across the country. This article will consider what those obligations are, who is affected, and how organisations will be required … Continue reading

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EPA Act Amendments – An update on building information certificates

We previously blogged on the amendments to the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 (Act), and some confusion surrounding the postponement of revised building and subdivision certification provisions. The NSW Government has now amended the Environmental Planning and Assessment (Savings, Transitional … Continue reading

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ALERT – NSW Government remakes the Land Management (Native Vegetation) Code

Following our blog on 9 March 2018, the Minister for Primary Industries has made a new Land Management (Native Vegetation) Code 2018 (‘Code‘) that commenced on 10 March 2018. The Code is identical in substance to the Land Management (Native Vegetation) Code … Continue reading

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ALERT – Land-clearing Code declared invalid

The Land and Environment Court of New South Wales has declared the Land Management (Native Vegetation) Code 2017 (‘Code‘) made under the Local Land Services Act 2013 (‘LLS Act‘) to be “invalid and of no effect”.

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Update – Further extension for the commencement of new Biodiversity Laws

On 23 February 2018, the Biodiversity Conservation (Savings and Transitional) Amendment Regulation 2018 (Amending Regulation) was released. The Amending Regulation extends the application of the pre 25 August 2017 provisions (‘former provisions’) of the Environmental Planning & Assessment Act 1979 (‘EPA Act‘) relating … Continue reading

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EPA Act Amendments – What to do about building certificates until 1 September 2018?

Previously sections s149A – s149F of the Environmental Planning & Assessment Act 1979 (Act) governed the issue of building certificates by Councils, and appeals with respect to building certificates. Now that the Act has been amended (see our earlier blog), sections relating … Continue reading

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ALERT – Amendments to EPA Act have commenced

The amendments proposed to the Environmental Planning & Assessment Act 1979 (EPA Act) by the Environmental Planning & Assessment Amendment Act 2017 commenced today, with the Environmental Planning and Assessment (Savings, Transitional and Other Provisions) Regulation 2017  (Transitional Regulation) providing that … Continue reading

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