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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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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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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
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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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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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New WA Supreme Court appeal case confirms Mocilac decision
The case strengthens the principle that allows local governments more time to commence prosecutions on planning offences.
Australia
2 Feb 2015
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When is late, too late - to apply to SAT for a review of a administrative decision in WA?
There are four main principles which you will need to make submissions on to the State Administrative Tribunal (SAT).
Australia
3 Dec 2014
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Planning Schemes after Council amalgamations
Councils must ensure that the correct planning scheme is applied, for processing applications or enforcing compliance.
Australia
5 Aug 2014
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Planning offences in WA - more time to prosecute
The Court resolved the issue of the limitation period for prosecuting offences under the Planning and Development Act.
Australia
4 Apr 2014
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One Year On, Ownership Still an Issue for the Building Act 2011
One of the more significant confusing issues for the Building Act 2011 (WA) & Regulations is the definition of "owner".
Australia
5 May 2013
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Structure Plan Preparation Guidelines and Standards
New Structure Plan Preparation Guidelines and Structure Plan Digital Date and Mapping Standards have been released.
Australia
15 Oct 2012
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New Bill to Amend the Building Act in Western Australia
The article explores a few of the changes to affect the building permit process for WA local governments and applicants.
Australia
14 Oct 2012
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Urgent Update on Building Act 2011 - 'period of grace' extended
The "period of grace" for applications for building work lodged with the permit authority/local government is extended.
Australia
1 Sep 2012
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