Exploring the value of open space

Last week, we mentioned that in late December 2014, there were two Court of Appeal decisions handed down on the same day regarding acquisitions of open space land at Tempe.  This week, we consider the other judgment delivered: Sydney Water Corporation v Marrickville Council [2014] NSWCA 438. The case is important because it impacts the…

Access orders trump restrictions over community land

To what extent does the categorisation of land as community land stymie development? In what circumstances can works be carried out on community land for the purposes of development on an adjoining property? What happens in circumstances where a Council fails to properly categorise land? These questions were covered in the recent decision of Watpac…