Monthly Archives: January 2019

Time Limited Consents and Coastal Hazards

The Department of Planning’s publication, Coastal Planning Guideline: Adapting to Sea Level Rise, states that time limited development consents are an option to allow for the occupation of coastal lands until they are compromised by coastal hazards. Such development consents have often … Continue reading

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Land Rating – When is land used ‘for’ residential accommodation?

A recent decision of the NSW Court of Appeal deals with whether land being developed for the purpose of residential apartments can be categorised as ‘residential’ for rating purposes under s516 of the Local Government Act 1993 (LG Act).

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There goes the (amenity of the) neighbourhood….

Consent authorities regularly impose a condition on development consents to the effect that the development approved must be conducted in a manner so as not to interfere with the amenity of the neighbourhood.  The Court recently provided guidance on the … Continue reading

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The Meaning of ‘Land’

Two recent Land and Environment Court decisions have considered what constituted the land on which a heritage item is situated, and what constituted the land on which an extractive industry was being carried out. The cases remind us that the Court will not consider … Continue reading

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