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

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If you are unhappy with the determination of council in relation to your development application, you can appeal that decision under section 97 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act...

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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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No, not always.

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I have acted both for and against many people who have cut down trees and regretted it.

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Don’t panic!

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In the hierarchy of planning law the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 (EPA Act) and associated Regulation sits at the top.

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