Commentary and interpretation of the pivotal Environmental Planning and Assessment Act, related legislation including the Heritage Act 1977, Coastal Protection Act 1979, National Parks and Wildlife Act 1974, Threatened Species Conservation Act 1995, Native Vegetation Act 2003 and Regulations, cases and developments in NSW planning law and practice is authored by Stefani White.
Statutes and court rules regarding appeals procedures, claims and objections; planning statutes with detailed annotations of significant sections; relevant reported and unreported judgments and selected State Environmental Planning Policies, Regional Plans and Local Environmental Plans for reference are included in the service.
Additional features are: NSW Planning Contacts Directory, a reference guide listing contact details of all governmental and non-governmental planning bodies and councils in NSW. New Developments alerts subscribers to recent activities in NSW planning and development, eg, the latest Bills, legislative amendments, case law and ministerial activities. Recommended Reading lists articles of interest, which are categorised by topic area and accompanied by a concise summary and reference details.
Market feedback indicated that demands of legal and professional practice require a broader range of materials. In response to this we embarked on a development program initially featuring matter focussed on building regulation.
The Land & Environment Court legislation chapter within Planning & Development NSW is authored by Jeff Kildea, barrister and author of the Land & Environment Court NSW service, who provides an overview and commentary at the beginning of each Part/ and or Division of the Act and Rules, as appropriate, plus case summaries.
Building Code of Australia (BCA) section provides introductory commentary to accompany the Tables “BCA Provisions / Standards Relevant to Architects and Building Surveyors”. Additional commentary relates to the requirements of various Parts of the BCA to meet the needs of planners, developers, architects & building surveyors. Our ongoing aim is to maintain a single source publication which continues to fully meet the information requirements of planning experts.
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