This Part of the Local Government Law Journal includes the following content: “Neighbour disputes: ADR opportunities for councils in NSW” – Frances Richards; Local Government & Planning Law Guide cases; and a Digest of cases.
The latest Part of the Environmental and Planning Law Journal includes the following articles: “Natural capital risk management: Regulating the main externalities of business” – Rhett Martin; “The World Heritage Convention: Compliance, public participation and the rights of Indigenous people” – Simon Marsden; “‘Restorative justice activity’ orders: Furthering restorative justice intervention in an environmental and planning law context?” – Mark Hamilton; “Ku-ring-gai, New South Wales: A battleground between urban consolidation and green amenity” – Luke McGregor and Andrew H Kelly. This Part also includes a book review: “Interpreting Environmental Offences: The Need For Certainty” by Emma Lees – reviewed by Dr Chris McGrath.
The latest Part of the Local Government Law Journal include the following articles: “Distributive justice, ordinary rates and the categorisation of land for rating purposes in New South Wales: An update” – Guy J Dwyer; and “Retreat from retreat – the backward evolution of sea-level rise policy in Australia, and the implications for local government” – Justine Bell and Mark Baker-Jones. Also in this Part are the Digest of Cases and the Local Government & Planning Law Guide Cases.
The latest Part for the Local Government Law Journal includes two articles: “Asbestos management in NSW: Policy challenges, legislative regimes and the role of local government” – Alicia Kuczera; and “The question of locality: Case study – development application for a bulk discount liquor outlet at East Nowra, NSW” – Alison Ziller. Also in this Part are the Local Government & Planning Law Guide Cases: Supreme Court and Equivalent Decisions; and Merits Appeals. There is also a Digest of Cases.
The final Part of the Local Government Law Journal publishes the following material: “Managing vegetation clearing in the South East Queensland urban footprint” – Grace Field, Georgette Leah Burns and Pat Dale; “An evaluation of the administrative law role of the Queensland Planning and Environment Court” – Michael Walton; “The “review of Australia’s future tax system”: Implication for local government in Australia and recommendations” – John Passant and John McLaren; Digest of Cases and Merits Appeals.
The latest Part of the Local Government Law Journal publishes an article by Peter Williams arguing for consistency of State government policy in the area of property and development rights, and that, irrespective of State government intransigence, effective transferable development rights schemes are possible. It also includes an article by Sarah Withnall Howe which discusses how the multiple heads of local government within WA hinders the monitoring of local government corruption issues. There is also a Digest of Cases and Merits Appeals section.
By Gerry Bates and Kate Meares. Councils have legal responsibilities for carrying out a wide range of environmental functions. Their capacity to effectively deliver on their environmental responsibilities depends heavily on their capacity to fund and resource appropriate personnel.
By Mark Beaufoy. In making planning decisions about potentially contaminated land (PCL) councils must decide whether the land is suitable for the proposed use and development. Planning policy encouraging urban consolidation and increasing property values are leading to the transformation of former industrial land to residential and other sensitive uses.
By Maureen Peatman. Councils throughout New South Wales have wide powers of compulsory acquisition for the purpose of exercising any of their functions. The legislature put a fetter on councils’ power of compulsory acquisition: councils may not acquire land by compulsory process without the approval of the owner of the land if it is being acquired for the purpose of resale.