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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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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Development Standards – Geeves v Inner West Council

In the recent case of Geeves v Inner West Council, the Land and Environment Court found that it had no power to issue a development consent because a development standard was exceeded and no variation had been sought.

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