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Planet Ark Power helps facilitate Australia’s largest of its kind grid-connected microgrid launched at IKEA Adelaide

HWL Ebsworth has advised Planet Ark Power, an Australian renewable energy engineering firm, in the transformation of the IKEA retail…

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Pilot Second Dwelling Code

Introduction On 27 August 2020, the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning gazetted and introduced Amendment VC186 to the…

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Recent changes to Bushfire Protection Exemptions

On 5 August 2020 Amendment VC176 (Amendment) was gazetted, varying clause 52.12 (Bushfire Protection Exemptions) of the Victorian Planning Provisions,…

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VCAT provides guidance about when it is appropriate to rely entirely on a shared parking arrangement in a suburban context

In the recent decision of Marne Development Pty Ltd v Monash City Council [2020] VCAT 581, the Tribunal found that while a…

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More “significant developments” set to hold tickets for the government’s special planning pathway

Last month we looked at WA’s planning shake up. Here’s what’s happened since… The Planning and Development Amendment Bill 2020…

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Planning and environment court refuses minor change applications for accommodation and motel use and dedication under sub-staging of a residential subdivision

Background The Planning and Environment Court has refused two change applications for a minor change to a development approval in Thomco…

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