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2017
Volume 16 No 9 — October 2017
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Backyard Blitz
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
2016
Volume 15 No 9-10 — November 2016
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The Local Government Reporter — 2016: The Year in Review
Latest round of amalgamation challenges finds defects in two delegates’ reports but no error in the amalgamation process
Guidance on the Catchment SEPP: 4nature v Centennial Springvale
Court of Appeal rejects Botany Bay Council’s second challenge to amalgamation process
Challenging DAP approvals
Crime prevention through environmental design and the Christchurch rebuild: implications for local government
NSW Court of Appeal clarifies losses claimable in cases of owner-initiated compulsory acquisition
Volume 15 No 8 — October 2016
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Structure plans: injurious affection and compensation
South Australian inquiry into local government rate capping policies
Revisiting local government procurement requirements in Victoria
Volume 15 No 7 — September 2016
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Chief Judge rejects Woollahra Council’s challenge to amalgamation
Termination of staff housing agreements on termination of employment under the Residential Tenancies Act 1987
Implications for local councils when property held on trust for charitable purposes is compulsorily acquired
Statutory regulation of surveillance devices in SA to catch up with the changing nature of the technology
Volume 15 No 6 — August 2016
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Application of Deemed Provisions under Planning and Development (Local Planning Schemes) Regulations 2015 (WA)
The seabed and waters constitute Crown lands and are liable to be rated
The amended conflict of interest provisions under the Local Government Act 1999 (SA): necessary amendments or paternalistic oversight?
Court of Appeal rejects council’s challenge to amalgamation process
Volume 15 No 5 — July 2016
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What does innovation mean to local government? — Technology innovation for local government
Powers of the courts in valuation appeals and valuing heritage restricted land under the Valuation of Land Act 1916 (NSW)
Court costs in local government prosecutions
What is “good cause” for a late appeal against a compensation notice?
Volume 15 No 4 — June 2016
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Per-cubic metre monetary contribution as condition of extractive industry upheld on further appeal
Court finds that Dial A Dump Industries had no “interest in land”
Planning, Development and Infrastructure Act 2016 — South Australia’s new planning system has passed into law. What does the new Act contain and what will happen next?
Councils successfully restrain “vexatious” applicant from making further GIPA access applications
Volume 15 No 3 — May 2016
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Time bars and Complying Development Certificates: Mosman Municipal Council v IPM Pty Ltd
Supreme Court determines that landfill levy applies to clean fill
Nightingale v Blacktown City Council: actual knowledge and the immunity of a roads authority
Joinder under the Land and Environment Court Act 1979: Suh v Liverpool City Council1
Volume 15 No 2 — April 2016
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Backyard Blitz
Key points to remember when assessing remediation works under State Environmental Planning Policy 55 — Remediation of land (SEPP 55)
Compulsory acquisition law update
Capturing value in rail PPPs
Dealing with vexatious proceedings and vexatious litigants
Volume 15 No 1 — March 2016
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Land and Environment Court update: Practice Note for section 56a appeals
IPART — Assessment of Council Fit for the Future Proposals Final Report
Council obliged to comply with trusts made in the 1950s for road purposes
A look into the future — the Planning, Development and Infrastructure Bill 2015 outlines South Australia’s new planning system
Access management plans under the Mining Act 1992 (NSW): Hall v O’Brien
Volume 14 No 10 — February 2016
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The Local Government Reporter — 2015: The Year in Review
A case study: taking code of conduct matters to court — vindication or folly?
New laws to affect incorporated associations
Liability for clean-up costs — when are you “reasonably suspected” of causing pollution?
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