Visual impact must be considered: Telco development project denied

You might recall our recent blog which considered the decision of Telstra Corporation Limited v Coffs Harbour City Council [2014] NSWLEC 1254 regarding the installation and location of telecommunication infrastructure. We concluded that the case highlighted the need for telecommunication companies to consider designs that minimise the visual impact of such infrastructure, and to conduct a…

Zoning in on Planning and Competition: The Harper Report

What do planning and zoning have to do with the Harper Review into competition policy? Quite a bit. Although the media and the legal community have largely focused on other issues arising from the federal government’s Competition Policy Review Final Report (Harper Report), released on 31 March 2015, the word ‘planning’ occurs 159 times throughout…