NSW Local Government Court Reporter | 2022 | Q1 Edition
Welcome to the latest Maddocks NSW Local Government Court Reporter
In this edition we consider:
- whether a council made negligent misstatements when issuing a planning certificate;
- whether the Court has power to give effect to the dedication of land pursuant to a condition of development consent;
- the principles to be applied in an appeal to the Land and Environment Court under s 56A of the Land and Environment Court Act 1979, and the requirement for the Commissioner to provide sufficient reasons;
- an application by a public authority for the recovery of clean-up costs incurred for a pollution incident;
- the appropriate protective order to be imposed on a mayor for breaching the Local Government Act 1993 (NSW), the Local Government (General) Regulation 2005 and the Council’s Code of Conduct with respect to the disclosure of pecuniary interests; and
- the disclosure of information containing false or unsubstantiated allegations and the meaning of informant under the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 (NSW).
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