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Reminder: Validly issuing a Development Control Order

10 Jan, 2024

A relevant enforcement authority (including a local council) can issue a development control order (DCO) in certain circumstances to require a person to do or refrain from doing things to ensure compliance with the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979…

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Saving DAs – When is a development application ‘made’?

2 Sep, 2022

Many council’s local environmental plans (LEPs) include the model local clause 1.8A , which provides: 1.8A Savings provision relating to development applications [local] If a development application has been made before the commencement of this Plan in relation to land…

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Reasonable Endeavours for Public Authorities

21 Feb, 2022

The decision of the Supreme Court in 123 259 932 Pty Ltd v Cessnock City Council (No 2) [2021] NSWSC 1329  is a reminder that public authorities should exercise caution when entering into contracts that require the authority to take reasonable action…

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