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About lindsaytaylorlawyers

lindsay taylor lawyers is a specialist planning, environment and local government firm in nsw. formed in 2004, the firm acts for a range of public and private clients including state government departments and agencies, local government authorities and major private sector developers. the firm's lawyers have an unrivalled skill set and expertise in relation to planning and development law, environment law, and local government and administrative law, including a specialist focus in relation to development contributions and infrastructure funding.

When are extrinsic documents incorporated into a development consent

An issue which frequently arises in interpreting development consents is whether extrinsic documents may be taken into account. The general principle that consents are ‘stand alone’ documents, is subject to rules about when they do in fact incorporate other documents by … Continue reading

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Draft Urban Design Guide for Regional NSW – on public exhibition

The draft Urban Design Guide for Regional NSW: A Guide for Creating Healthy Built Environments in Regional NSW (“Guide”) has been prepared by the Government Architect NSW in collaboration with the Department of Planning & Environment and is currently on … Continue reading

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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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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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Can an unrepresented litigant claim costs for out of pocket expenses in legal proceedings?

In Profitability Consulting Pty Ltd v Thorpe [2018] NSWCATAP 41, the Appeal Panel of the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal (‘Appeal Panel‘) considered an application for costs brought by two unrepresented litigants (‘the Thorpes‘) to recoup their out of pocket … Continue reading

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A dwelling house or a boarding house? That is the question.

The Land and Environment Court has recently  considered whether land was being used for the purpose of a boarding house as opposed to a dwelling house. The issues considered in the case did not raise new principles of law but … Continue reading

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Let’s talk about going green: Call for submissions on draft Greener Places Policy

The Government Architect of NSW is currently seeking submissions on the draft policy Greener Places: Establishing an Urban Green Infrastructure Policy for New South Wales (‘Greener Places‘) which seeks to guide the planning and the delivery of the State’s network … Continue reading

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An Overview of the Crown Land Legislation Amendment Act 2017

The Crown Land Legislation Amendment Act 2017 (‘CLLA’) was assented to on 17 May, 2017. The majority of the CLLA Act will commence on the day when the Crown Lands Act 1989 is repealed by the Crown Land Management Act … Continue reading

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During January, LTL published its 400th in focus article. On behalf of us all at LTL, I’d like to thank you for your support over the last 6 years – 231,000 pages have been read during that time and readership … Continue reading

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Strata Termination Goes to Court

In our previous posts we have looked at the two major types of strata renewal plan; and followed the complex process of the owners’ decision to terminate a scheme.  In this post we consider the final part of the process: … Continue reading

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