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The Covid-19 Legislation Amendment (Emergency Measures – Miscellaneous) Act 2020 (NSW) (COVID Act) came into effect on 14 May 2020 and amended the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 (NSW) (EPA Act) by doubling the time period for lodging merit appeals...read more
The Design and Building Practitioners Act 2020 (“Design Act”) was introduced in response to concerns about building defects within NSW. The Design Act commenced on 11 June 2020, with certain parts of the Design Act commencing on that day (including the statutory duty...read more
The NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment (Department) has adopted a ‘Planning Reform Action Plan’ (Action Plan). The Action Plan introduces numerous changes including a new class of merit-based appeals in the Land and Environment Court for planning...read more
The development and construction sectors are vital in supporting economic recovery following the COVID-19 crisis, being key drivers of investment and employment in the NSW. Planning reforms seek to boost these sectors. In late 2019, in response to low...read more
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