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…

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…