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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).
In November 2018, the Commonwealth Attorney-General’s Department and the Minister for Indigenous Affairs released exposure draft legislation which proposed reforms to the native title system under the Native Title Act 1993 (Cth). The two exposure drafts, the Native Title Amendment … Continue reading
The Department of Planning & Environment (Department) has recently released for public comment an Explanation of Intended Effect (EIE) regarding proposed amendments to the planning rules relating to short-term rental accommodation (STRA) in New South Wales (NSW). Amendments to existing … Continue reading
UPDATE – NSW Government moves to regulate Airbnb and HomeAway by passing the Fair Trading Amendment (Short-term Rental Accommodation) Bill 2018
The State Government has almost finalised the first step towards regulating the short-term rental accommodation (STRA) industry and the practice of short-term holiday letting in New South Wales by passing the Fair Trading Amendment (Short-Term Rental Accommodation) Bill 2018 (Bill). The … Continue reading
The State Government has taken the first step towards regulating the short-term rental accommodation (STRA) industry and the practice of short-term holiday letting in New South Wales (NSW) by introducing the Fair Trading Amendment (Short-Term Rental Accommodation) Bill 2018 (Bill).
A notice for the proposed compulsory acquisition of land (PAN) required under the Roads Act 1993 for the WestConnex project has been ruled invalid by the Supreme Court. In addition to holding that the proposed acquisition notice failed to meet … Continue reading
In two related decisions, the Land and Environment Court has provided guidance in relation to the process for joinder of parties to an application to the Court to give effect to Strata Renewal Plans (SRP Application) under the Strata Schemes Development … Continue reading
An important consideration in the assessment of many development applications is whether the relevant floor space ratio (FSR) controls have been complied with.
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