PLANNING, ENVIRONMENT & GOVERNMENT CASE LAW UPDATE

RIHANI V WAVERLEY COUNCIL [2022] NSWLEC 1292 Article written by Michael Mantei Case Law UpdateRihani v Waverley Council [2022] NSWLEC 1292The recent decision of the Land and Environment Court in Rihani v Waverley Council [2022]NSWLEC 1292 highlights the difficulties involved in obtaining approval for an off-street car parkingspace in an area with an established streetscape. […]

CONSTRUCTION & INFRASTRUCTURE CASE REVIEW

NSWSC 624 GOODWIN STREET DEVELOPMENTS PTY LTD ATF JESMOND UNIT TRUST V DSD BUILDERS PTY LTD (IN LIQ) Article written by Jina Kim Court awards damages against Builder’s Director in breach of duty of care under section 37 of the Design and Building Practitioners Act 2020. In the recent Supreme Court decision, Goodwin Street Developments […]

CONSTRUCTION AND INFRASTRUCTURE LAW

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The world of construction and infrastructure is very complex. If you need a construction lawyer in Australia, we, at Madison Marcus, can assist you. Call us now.

MADISON MARCUS X BUILDING COMMISSIONER PANEL WEBINAR

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The Building Commissioner’s powers are extensive and are broadening under changes to the governing legislation.  Many builders and developers have already experienced a vigorous audit process after receiving Prohibition Orders. The audit process and dealing with draft or final orders can be a stressful and expensive exercise. Avoiding the issue of a Prohibition Order or dealing […]

PLANNING E ALERT: REFORMS TO DEVELOPMENT CONTRIBUTIONS AND LEVIES

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Back in November, the NSW Premier, Gladys Berejiklian, highlighted four crucial areas of reform to the NSW planning system for 2020, including addressing the uncertainty of developer contributions to propel investment in the sector. The Planning and Public Spaces Minister, Rob Stokes, considers this uncertainty and lack of transparency “the number one issue I hear from industry”. Mr Stokes has now announced the appointment of Productivity Commissioner Peter Achterstraat to undertake a review of the current contributions and offer recommendations for a new system by the end of this year.