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Readers may recall a similarly titled article written by Alex Kelly in June 2016 (you can find that article here).

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This article is based on an original article by Alex Kelly of 26 June 2016 and was updated by Madeline Bow on 2 August 2019

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In a previous article we discussed the meaning of characterisation and its significance to the planning process. In summary, characterisation is the process of defining a land use (‘or development’).

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NSW Land Registry Services – Fee increases from 1 July 2019

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The commencement of the Low Rise Medium Density Housing Code in local council areas has been pushed back from July to 31 October 2019.

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Councils, developers and the community should welcome changes that have now been assented to in the Local Government Amendment Bill 2019 (NSW).

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As the number of renters continues to rise in New South Wales, the NSW Government is pushing through changes to the residential tenancy laws aimed to strengthen the rights of...

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Builders, developers, and contractors in the construction industry should be aware that several proposed changes to the National Construction Code (NCC) will come into force on 1 May 2019.

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Over the last few years, the NSW Government has introduced major reforms to the NSW planning system, which included an overhaul of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 (NSW).

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According to recent statistics reported by the Regional Planning Panels, Kiama and Shoalhaven Council are two of the worst performing Councils in relation to the time for consideration of referred matters.

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