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Recent Supreme Court decision determines that the loss suffered from selling land subject to a road reservation was not a natural and direct result of the reservation

Summary The Supreme Court of Victoria dismissed a claim for compensation where land subject to a road reservation was sold…

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Proposed changes to the Education SEPP

The NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment (DPIE) is currently seeking comment on proposed changes to the State Environmental…

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Planning rules to support Victoria’s big housing build

Summary Amendments VC187 and VC190 were gazetted on 1 December 2020 and have changed the Victoria Planning Provisions to streamline…

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Environmental Reform passed by WA Parliament

The Environmental Protection Amendment Bill 2020 has been passed by WA Parliament and the environmental regulatory landscape in Western Australia…

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Supreme Court confirms works specifically required by a clean-up notice do not require a planning permit

Summary The Supreme Court of Victoria has ruled that works required by an Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) issued clean-up notice…

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Queensland Court of Appeal dismisses an appeal brought by shopping centre operators against a decision to approve a mixed-use development

Background The case of Lipoma Pty Ltd & Anor v Redland City Council & Anor [2020] QCA 180 concerned an appeal to the…

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