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Following a number of reprieves (firstly 1 November 2018, then 1 November 2019), interim occupation certificates will now become obsolete on 1 December 2019 by virtue of the commencement of certain amendments to Part 6 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act...read more
Where a party enters into a sale contract to purchase land and – prior to settlement – that land is compulsorily acquired by a government authority, a potential tension arises in circumstances where the market value determined by the Valuer-General is less than the...read more
When a dispossessed landowner – having had their land or an interest in land compulsorily acquired – elects to challenge the Valuer-General’s determination of compensation in the Land and Environment Court, the usual rule is that an applicant will be entitled to...read more
Clause 4.6 variation requests under Local Environmental Plans (LEP) are often relied upon where Development Applications (DA) contain a contravention of a local development standard. Specifically, a consent authority, or a Court acting in a consent authority’s...read more
The usual path to challenging a determination of the Valuer-General in relation to the compulsory acquisition of land vests in Class 3 proceedings of the NSW Land and Environment Court. The nature of those proceedings involves, in effect, a re-determination by the...read more
The compulsory acquisition of land often triggers tax implications for the dispossessed owner, particularly associated with land held in an investment capacity, two of the more common of which are stamp duty and land tax. In the recent decision of Canal Aviv Pty Ltd v...read more