Landowner’s consent given once and for all

2 Mar, 2012

The Land and Environment Court in Rothwell Boys Pty Ltd v Coffs Harbour Council [2012] NSWLEC 19 has recently confirmed that once landowner’s consent is given to a development application, no further consent is required even if the development application…

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Section 94 credits for previous development

28 Oct, 2011

On 14 October 2011, Commissioner Tuor in the Land and Environment Court handed down her decision in Meriton Apartments Pty Ltd v Council of the City of Sydney [2011] NSWLEC 1294. The case involved an appeal by Meriton against a decision…

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More on ‘Sweetwater’…

31 Aug, 2011

There is more to be said about the decision of Biscoe J in the Land and Environment Court in Sweetwater Action Group Inc v Minister For Planning [2011] NSWLEC 106 (7 July 2011) that was discussed in the In Focus…

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Enforcement of Planning Agreements under s93F(3)(g) EPA Act

22 Jul, 2011

The Land and Environment Court (Biscoe J) recently handed down its decision in Sweetwater Action Group Inc v Minister for Planning [2011] NSWLEC 106 (Sweetwater), a case that dealt with the question whether security provided under a planning agreement satisfied s93F(3)(g)…

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Council prosecuted in relation to threatened species

27 May, 2011

The recent prosecution of a council regarding threatened species emphasises the need for councils to have in place robust environmental systems, procedures and instructions to ensure that harm to the environment does not occur when performing routine public works.

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