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Planning permits now required in Victoria for new power lines and sub-stations

From 15 March 2019, power companies and authorities will need planning approval to build new power lines and electrical sub-stations connecting large-scale electricity generation facilities to the Victorian energy network.

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Hall & Wilcox bolsters planning and public sector strength with new partner

Leading independent business law firm, Hall & Wilcox, has added public sector and property expertise with Rory O’Connor joining the Property and projects team as a partner in the firm’s Melbourne office.

Rory was previously at Norton Rose Fulbright and specialises in planning and environmental law.

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Do You Have A Will?

If the answer is “no,” a recent survey shows that you are not alone.  Only only 4 in 10 American adults have a will a will or trust in place.  While older Americans are more likely to have a plan in place (81 percent of those age 72 or older and 58 percent of boomers), younger Americans, including those at ages with minor children, are much less likely to have a plan.  A “a whopping 78 percent of millennials (ages 18-36) and 64 percent of Generation Xers (ages 37-52) do not have a will.”  See this AARP article for more information about the survey results.

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TV Star Involved in Planning Dispute

Property and planning disputes between neighbours are a frequent occurrence, but when one of the parties involved is a well-known television personality then the dispute becomes much more high profile.

Comedienne and television presenter Sue Perkins has apparently found herself embroiled in a disagreement with her neighbours over their plans to build a bungalow in the garden of their current home, reports the Daily Mail.

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Breaking News: VPAs (voluntary planning agreements) become less risky, less complex, and more effective

The NSW Court of Appeal has this week unanimously reversed a July decision by the Land and Environment Court (regarding the 7,200 home Huntlee New Town development) which had thrown many pending negotiations for voluntary planning agreements into disarray, and had cast doubt on the validity of many planning agreements already entered into over the past five years.  read more 

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Complete Review of the NSW Planning System – First Report Released

The NSW Government last week released an issues paper for public comment, as part of its 18 month review of the state’s planning system.  This document is the first tangible output from the review process, following a lengthy state-wide program of meetings undertaken by the review chairpersons, Tim Moore and Ron Dyer. Read on for our summary and critique of the Issues Paper and what lies ahead.  read more

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