Infrastructure contributions system improvements

The Department of Planning, Industry and Environment is proposing changes to the infrastructure contributions system and is currently seeking feedback on the proposed changes up to Friday 12 June 2020.

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COVID-19 – Commercial Tenancies

The National Cabinet agreed that states and territories, including NSW, would implement a mandatory Code of Conduct by way of legislation or regulation to implement a range of agreed commercial leasing principles.

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COVID-19 – Ministerial Orders under the EPA Act

The Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 (EPA Act) has been amended to enable the Minister of Planning to make orders and authorise development without the need for any approval. At 8 May 2020, seven such orders have been made.

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Extent of Demolition – Coorey v Municipality of Hunters Hill

The judgment of Coorey v Municipality of Hunters HillĀ  provides us with the appropriate considerations for determining whether a development application should be characterised as “additions and alterations” or an application for “a new building”.

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