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Greater Sydney is now the Six Cities Region

20 Apr, 2022

As of 13 April 2022, the Greater Sydney Region, is to be known as the ‘Six Cities Region‘. The Greater Cities Commission Act 2022 (‘Cities Act‘) implements this change.  The Cities Act also repeals the Greater Sydney Commission Act 2015…

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Exhibition of the Design and Place SEPP 2021

22 Dec, 2021

UPDATE: On 6 April 2022, the Minister for Planning and Minister for Homes Anthony Roberts announced that, following public exhibition, the NSW government will not be introducing the Design and Place State Environmental Planning Policy. The Minister has advised that…

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Changes to Compliance Cost Notices and Compliance Levies

9 Dec, 2021

On 27 October 2021, the Environmental Planning and Assessment Amendment (Compliance Cost Notices) Regulation 2021 (Amendment) commenced with the purpose of simplifying compliance cost notices (CCN’s). The Amendment has been introduced as a result of council feedback that CCN’s were…

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The New NSW Alfresco Dining Regime

1 Nov, 2021

As we all look forward to returning to our local restaurants, pubs and cafes the NSW Government has released their ‘Alfresco Restart Package’. Included in the Alfresco Restart Package are changes to the planning rules to enable premises across the…

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