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 Hill  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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