Monthly Archives: May 2018

Is disclosure of personal information within an agency a breach of the Privacy and Personal Information Act 1998?

The Civil and Administrative Tribunal of NSW (‘NCAT’) has recently considered if in setting up an electronic rule within its email system, the result of which was to automatically redirect all emails sent from a particular person’s known email addresses … Continue reading

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Back to BASIX, Part 2 – Boarding house rooms may constitute separate dwellings

Last year we discussed what constitutes BASIX affected development and questioned whether boarding house rooms are capable of constituting separate dwellings, therefore making a boarding house a BASIX affected building (see our previous blog). The Land and Environment Court (Court) … Continue reading

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EPA Act Amendments – VPA preconditions no longer a restriction on issuing of occupation certificates

A small but significant change to the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 (‘EPA Act‘) will take effect on 1 September 2018 removing a restriction on the issuing of occupation certificates where a precondition to the issuing of the certificate contained in … Continue reading

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Proposal to modernise retail premises land use definitions

The NSW Department of Planning and Environment (‘DPE‘) is calling for submissions on its proposed amendments to the Standard Instrument (Local Environmental Plans) Order 2006 (‘Standard Instrument‘).  The amendments proposed the  introduction of new definitions for retail uses of land.

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