Exhibition of the Draft Coastal Design Guide

4 Aug, 2022

On 29 July 2022, the Department of Planning and Environment (‘DPE‘) released the draft NSW Coastal Design Guidelines (‘Draft Guidelines‘) for public consultation. The Draft Guidelines are intended to replace the current NSW Coastal Design Guidelines 2003, and have been…

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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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New Primary Production and Rural Development SEPP

28 Nov, 2017

The Department of Planning and Environment (DPE) is currently seeking submissions on proposed changes to the existing planning controls governing primary production and rural development. The proposed changes are set out in the Primary Production and Rural Development – Explanation of…

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Balancing the public interest against private interests

28 Jul, 2016

The Land and Environment Court has recently been required to balance the public interest against private interests in the context of a marina development.  The decision has reinforced the Court’s earlier test that in the context of the State Environmental Planning Policy Sydney…

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Exempt development under Infrastructure SEPP

5 Nov, 2013

The recent decision of the Land & Environment Court  in Woodhouse v City of Sydney Council [2013] NSWLEC 182 considers the way in which the exempt development provisions in the State Environmental Planning Policy (Infrastructure) 2007 (ISEPP) operate.

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