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Planning approvals

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Characterisation is the process of defining a land use (‘or development’). This is critical to determining whether that use is permitted in any particular zone.

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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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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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You can, but you need to be careful in how you go about it.

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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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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),...

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Please don’t.

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Don’t panic!

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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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