Amendments to the EPA Regulation- NSW Planning Portal

7 Jul, 2020

The Environmental Planning and Assessment Amendment (Planning Portal) Regulation 2020 commenced on 1 July 2020 and introduced some important changes to the Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation 2000.  The amendments require the use of the NSW planning portal as the central…

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When can a development control order be served by email?

30 Jun, 2020

The Land and Environment Court has recently considered whether a development control order (Order) was validly issued under the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 (EPA Act). This decision provides useful guidance to local councils on a number of the…

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The 5 common mistakes made in investigations

10 Jan, 2020

Conducting a successful investigation is a complex and difficult task, and investigators need to have a firm grasp on the best techniques to ensure that they gather strong and admissible evidence for future enforcement action. In this blog we look…

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