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Local Government Reporter (newsletter)
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2018
Volume 17 No 6&7 — August 2018
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Backyard Blitz
The local government sector and the Australian Constitution re questions referred to the Court of Disputed Returns pursuant to s 376 of the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918 (Cth) concerning Ms Jacqui Lambie: Re Lambie
Desane Properties — proposed acquisition notice held to be of no statutory effect
Form and substance: Slade v Kempsey Shire Council
Local government investigation powers considered: Ku-ring-gai Council v Chia (No 4)
What role do elected members have under the Work Health and Safety Act 2012 (SA)?
Green paper on modernising Western Australia’s Planning System
Volume 17 No 5 — June 2018
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GST withholding on new residential property transactions: “A sledgehammer to crack a nut”?
Reforms to the State Environmental Planning Policy regulating the remediation of contaminated land
Volume 17 No 4 — May 2018
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Changes to the Land and Environment Court Class 5 Practice Note
Compulsory acquisition — partial acquisition of a development site
The power to report — Oakden: A Shameful Chapter in South Australia’s History
Volume 17 No 3 — April 2018
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Greener Places: green infrastructure in urban areas across NSW
“Process contracts” and tender invitations
Moorebank Recyclers Pty Ltd v Tanlane Pty Ltd (No 2)
Volume 17 No 2 — March 2018
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Easement in gross to local government found to be enforceable: Saldanha v City of Belmont
New council powers in response to Grenfell Tower tragedy
Australian Standards and standards of care: Kent v City of Darwin
Volume 17 No 1 — February 2018
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The scope of statutory orders powers — Mailey v Sutherland Shire Council
New Council Assessment Panels in South Australia — an overview
NSW planning law: development involving strata subdivision after DM & Longbow Pty Ltd v Willoughby City Council
The Local Government Reporter — 2017: the year in review
Volume 16 No 10 — January 2018
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Tree dispute principle: demonstrating cause of structural damage
The new Educational Establishments and Child Care Facilities SEPP
Why should local governments care about PFASs, and what should they do about it?
Section 70A notifications on title as a condition of development approval
2017
Volume 16 No 9 — October 2017
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New Housing Code in the State Environmental Planning Policy (Exempt and Complying Development Codes) 2008
The power of councils to sell property for non-payment of rates
Revised Planning Principle for Sex Services Premises: Yao v Liverpool City Council
Volume 16 No 7&8 — September 2017
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Billboard challenges interpretation of existing use rights; Octopus Media Pty Ltd v Melbourne City Council
Plastic bag reduction through local laws
Categorising land for council rating purposes
Minister’s decision not to list Sirius on State Heritage Register declared invalid: Millers Point Community Assoc Incorporated v Property NSW
Damage to property, denial of procedural fairness and statutory interpretation under the Trees Act; Wilson v Farah
Residential development in the Northern Territory
Case note: Bay Simmer Investments Pty Ltd v State of New South Wales
Volume 16 No 6 — August 2017
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Enforcement options for storage of materials on residential lots in Western Australia
Changes to the closure process for council public roads
Can a compensation claim arise under a structure plan?
Ku-ring-gai Council’s successful amalgamation proceedings in the Court of Appeal stand unchallenged
Volume 16 No 5 — July 2017
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Actual knowledge on the part of Council: Oberlechner v Hornsby Shire Council
(Planning) systems are go! South Australia’s transition to a new planning system is underway
Dial A Dump Industries’ appeal dismissed
Mandatory donations: rates exemptions and commercial charities
Council rating of land, statutory interpretation and the Local Government Act 1993 (NSW) — Prefabricated Buildings Pty Ltd v Bathurst Regional Council
Volume 16 No 4 — June 2017
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New Class 1 Residential Development Appeals Practice Note for the NSWLEC
Joinder denied — Stankovic v Hills Shire Council and Namul Pty Ltd
A three-step test — not a two-step test — for validity of planning conditions: Reid v WAPC
Volume 16 No 3 — May 2017
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Effect of the High Court’s decision in Southregal on claims for compensation for injurious affection due to the reservation of land in WA planning schemes; effect on local governments
Towards a cohesive public integrity framework in South Australia
Review of isolation of site planning principle: 193 Liverpool Road Pty Ltd v Inner West Council
Cleaning up pollution and the cost of reasonable suspicion: Kempsey Shire Council v Slade
Continuation or institution of proceedings against amalgamated councils: Environment Protection Authority v Wellington Council
Volume 16 No 2 — April 2017
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Diving into s 25B orders and the importance of perfect notification materials
New Strata laws
Environmental offences — appeals from the Local Court to the Land and Environment Court
Drones — flying within the law
Victorian Government gets tough with rogue builders
Volume 16 No 1 — March 2017
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The amber light approach in the Land and Environment Court of NSW: approach and apply with caution
Need for greater transparency in council decision making; Victorian Ombudsman speaks out
The power to modify concept plan approvals under s 75W: Billinudgel Property v Minister for Planning
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