The ins-and-outs of Owners Consent

Consent from the owner of the land is required for a development application to be made – but what does this really mean, and what are some of the quirks?

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Granting development consent on contaminated land

In Lippmann Partnership Pty Ltd v Canterbury-Bankstown Council, the Land and Environment Court reiterated that the extent of contamination on a site must be determined before a consent authority has the power to issue a development consent.

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Validity of conditions of consent

A condition of consent may be valid or invalid. Understanding the requirements for a valid condition of consent is important – an invalid condition can jeopardise an entire development consent.

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When does the category for the rating of land change?

The recent Land and Environment Court case of Karimbla Properties v Council of the City of Sydney has found that land can be recategorised for rating purposes once a developer undertakes activities which implement a development consent for the new use.

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