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There is an important difference between an approval and a consent, insofar as land use is concerned.

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The terms of a development consent can have a significant impact on how a development is carried out and the extent of the use to which the land is ultimately put.

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The last thing you want to see after your builder hands over the keys to your brand new home, are cracks, leaks, faulty workmanship, or worse, structural inadequacies.

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The Building and Construction Industry (Security of Payment) Act 1999(Security of Payment Act) created a system of payment requirements that principals, contractors and subcontractors must follow.

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Councils need to invite tenders for certain contracts, in certain circumstances, but are not required to tender for each and every contract they enter into.

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Councils have broad ranging powers of access to private property under the Local Government Act 1993 (LG Act) (s.191), the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 (EPA Act) (s.119D), as...

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