Enforcing conditions of consent

What are the competing interests considered by the Court in granting injunctions to restrain breaches of conditions of consent? We commonly provide advice on injunctive relief where development is proceeding in ways which appear to be contrary to approved plans or conditions of consent. The recent decision in Council of the City of Sydney v…

What are the benefits of planning?

Have you ever considered the impacts of good planning, or why planning is so important? I spent some time thinking about the benefits of planning and this is what I came up with: Good planning has economic benefits: the right location of uses can protect public investment in infrastructure and add value to property planning…

North West Rail Link: Compulsory Acquisition Cases

The power to compulsorily acquire land is a statutory one, provided to various authorities who have a role in the delivery of broader benefits to the community, such as planning and delivering infrastructure like rail lines and motorways. The Land and Environment Court has started delivering judgments in the compulsory acquisition cases relating to the…

Planning in NSW – where to from here?

Following the dramatic climax at the end of last year for NSW’s planning reforms, many would be left wondering about the direction of the NSW Government’s planning reform agenda. Strong indications exist, however, through the Government’s activity during the end of year break as to where we are headed. Below we recap, and make observations…

Welcome to the Planning and Environment in NSW Blog

Here you’ll find a relevant and up to date commentary on matters associated with planning and environmental law within the State of NSW. Our contributors will share comments and links from relevant websites. You’ll also see their opinions on NSW’s planning and environmental statutes as well as the case law that interprets and applies these…