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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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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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Where residential building work has been completed and is found to be defective there is almost always a tension between the builder and the homeowner as to what should happen next.

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Exempt and complying development is defined in the State Environmental Planning Policy (Exempt and Complying Development Codes) 2008 (Codes SEPP).

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Characterisation refers to the process of properly defining a use (or ‘development’) that is, or is intended to be, carried out.

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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 rights of third parties in the development process are relatively limited. Generally, as an affected neighbor, you will be notified by council of the proposal and invited to make...

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Yes. A person who considers that there are planning grounds for not approving a development, may raise an objection.

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Basically, if at any point in the course of your development you need a certificate, like a construction certificate or a complying development certificate, you need a certifier.

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