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Lapsing of Consents for Staged Developments

6 Apr, 2022

A recent case has illustrated the importance of closely interpreting conditions in consents for staged developments not only for compliance purposes, but also to determine what is needed to prevent the development consent from lapsing. Donvito v Hawkesbury City Council [2022]…

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ALERT: BASIX Higher Standards on Public Exhibition

18 Nov, 2021

Proposed increases to Building Sustainability Index (‘BASIX‘) requirements have just been released by the DPIE for public consultation (‘Higher Standards‘). The consultation period closes on 17 January 2022. BASIX is a scheme created by the Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation…

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Submission Deadline Approaching for the New Housing SEPP

16 Aug, 2021

A draft State Environmental Planning Policy (Housing) 2021 (Housing SEPP), together with a draft Environmental Planning and Assessment Amendment (Housing) Regulation 2021 (Proposed Regulation) and draft Standard Instrument (Local Environmental Plans) Amendment (Miscellaneous) Order 2021 (Proposed Standard Instrument), has been released…

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