Is a site audit statement worth the 'paper' it is written on?
In many transactions, site audit statements have become de facto certificates that a condition precedent or condition subsequent in an agreement has been satisfied (or not).
Multiples parties often rely on a site audit statement, such as vendors, purchasers, financiers, directors and decision makers within a company. However, are these parties entitled to rely on them? What does a site audit statement that confirms the land is suitable for a particular use actually tell them?
Maddocks partner and leading environment and planning lawyer Patrick Ibbotson examines the issues that may arise in transactions that rely on site audits.
Application of the Environmental Audit Overlay to a subdivided building
By Kierra Parker & Josh Montebello
This article explains how to interpret and apply the Environmental Audit Overlay (EAO)
Amendment VC179 - facilitating recovery of bushfire damaged areas
By Kierra Parker & Georgia de Castella
This article explains the amendments to the VC179 and how they act to assist in bushfire recovery
COVID-19 Omnibus (Emergency Measures) Act 2020 – Significant matters for Local Government, Planning and Environment
Changes for Local Government, Planning and Environment introduced by the COVID-19 Omnibus (Emergency Measures) Act 2020