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Giving evidence before the WA State Administrative Tribunal
Giving evidence before the tribunal can be daunting, so this article is a quick guide to the process of giving evidence.
Australia
22 Mar 2019
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Can a grouped dwelling unit be split into two and rented separately? No!
If you wish to vary an approved development, you must seek planning approval, to avoid a potential criminal conviction.
Australia
16 Nov 2018
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Occupancy Certificates – to occupy or not to occupy
Occupancy without an occupancy permit is likely to expose occupiers & owners to criminal convictions & significant penalties.
Australia
14 Nov 2018
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Why Councillors view Compliance Sections as important pillars of the Council
Compliance Officers perform a vital role for the Council and Councillors to implement and enforce Council decisions.
Australia
10 Aug 2018
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WA Court of Appeal confirms retrospective planning approvals are mythical creatures
Retrospective planning approvals, issued after development has commenced, do not retrospectively approve the development.
Australia
10 Aug 2018
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Fees for WA planning applications that are heard by DAPS have changed
Remember when lodging planning applications with DAPs in Western Australia, these new fees will have to be paid.
Australia
5 Jul 2018
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Involved with planning approvals in WA? There may be changes ahead
A WA Planning Green Paper released for comment is proposing significant changes to the way development is approved in WA.
Australia
14 Jun 2018
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The stage of development is important when applying the deemed planning provisions
Recent case provides guidance on which clause of Planning & Development regulations applies at different stages of development.
Australia
2 May 2018
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WA Bushfires Planning and Building Regulations – designed to increase the chances of survival in a bushfire.
What you need to know about new WA laws that change planning and building requirements in bushfire prone areas.
Australia
29 Nov 2017
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There is no such thing as retrospective planning approval: WA Supreme Court confirms
The only approval of an unauthorised development is a section 164 approval, and is approved from the date of the grant.
Australia
4 Sep 2017
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Guilty Company? Directors and Officers may have to prove their own innocence in Western Australia
Officers or directors of a company may be charged with a criminal offence that the company is alleged to have committed.
Australia
28 Feb 2017
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The hidden value of written facts in the WA Magistrates Court
The hidden value of providing written submissions to Magistrates during prosecutions was highlighted in this recent case.
Australia
27 Jul 2016
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Recent changes to the building regulations 2012 that affect barriers to private swimming pools
The Amendments see the adoption of new specifications that safeguard against drowning or injury in a swimming pool.
Australia
5 Jun 2016
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How not to get singed by the new building bush fire regulations
The amended Building Regulations are complex and pose difficulties of interpretation for local governments.
Australia
5 Jun 2016
15
Be careful when choosing furniture for your patrons
The use of a particular brand of chair on a polished wooden floor in an indoor sports hall created a real risk of injury.
Australia
5 May 2016
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Metro-Central Joint Development Assessment Panel (JDAP) decision set aside
The WA Supreme Court found that the JDAP had made a proposed development decision not properly or reasonably open to it.
Australia
6 Apr 2016
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Two new Supreme Court decisions affect local government prosecutions in Western Australia
These decisions will affect the way in which WA local governments charge accused persons and serve prosecution notices.
Australia
1 Feb 2016
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Supreme Court of WA clarifies Last Known Address for service of notices
These notices must be served to the address where the named person was last known to reside, work or conduct a business.
Australia
13 Jan 2016
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5 Things you need to know – New planning requirements for bushfire prone areas in WA
New WA planning requirements for bushfire prone areas will impact on the assessment of new developments and subdivisions.
Australia
28 Dec 2015
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Powers of entry for WA local governments
This update deals with the provisions of the LGA 1995, in addition to other powers of entry of a local government in WA.
Australia
3 Jul 2015
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