When work is “Physically Commenced”?

In some instances a development consent will not lapse if building, engineering or construction work relating to the building, subdivision or work is “physically commenced”. What does this mean exactly?

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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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