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Lapsing of Staged Development Consents – An Update

Lapsing of Staged Development Consents – An Update

Key Takeaways This decision clarifies the circumstances surrounding the lapsing of development consents. The case highlights the importance of the wording in each unique development consent. Development consents may not lapse in the context of staged developments...

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COVID-19 Splinter Award Continuation for Councils

COVID-19 Splinter Award Continuation for Councils

Key Takeaways An award has been proposed largely in the same terms as the Local Government (COVID-19) Splinter (Interim) Award 2021 made by the Commission which will remain in force until April 2023. Paid COVID-19 special leave, a job retention allowance and leave...

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Consolidation of SEPPs – A Summary of Recent Changes

Consolidation of SEPPs – A Summary of Recent Changes

Key Takeaways 45 State Environmental Planning Policies ("SEPPS") have been repealed and consolidated into 11 new SEPPS. The consolidated SEPPs commenced on 1 March 2022. The repealed SEPPs no longer apply to any existing development consents, and the new consolidated...

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Validity of Section 124 Orders – Update

Validity of Section 124 Orders – Update

The recent decision of Bobolas v Waverley Council (No 3) [2021] NSWLEC 63 has provided further clarity on the validity of orders issued pursuant to Section 124 of the Local Government Act 1993 ("the Act"). Background Waverley Council issued a 22A order pursuant to s...

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