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New Planning and Development Bill signals significant shake up for WA’s planning system

In a significant day for anyone who works with or relies on WA’s planning laws, major legislative reform was announced…

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Citywide Amendments Restricting Development of townhouses within single-home areas now in effect

On 11 February 2020, Brisbane City Council (Council) adopted a package of amendments to the Brisbane City Plan 2014 (City…

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Owner’s consent too onerous?

The requirement that owner’s consent be obtained for development applications may on its face seem like a relatively easy procedural…

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COVID-19: The Victorian Government’s decision to postpone the implementation of the Environment Protection Amendment Act 2018 means more time for industry and businesses to adjust

The Victorian Government has passed emergency legislation in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.1 As a part of its reforms, the Government…

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New Local Government Act for Victoria has now commenced

The new Local Government Act 2020 (Vic) (the new Act) marks the first comprehensive overhaul of local government in Victoria for over…

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Limits to implying ‘procedural fairness’ in the Land Acquisition and Compensation Act 1986 (Vic)

The Court of Appeal in Victoria has allowed an appeal against a trial judge’s decision that had held that a…

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