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29 April, 2024

NSW Housing Policy Advances with New Planning Controls for Transport Oriented Development Precincts

In a pivotal move for New South Wales' housing policy, the Department of Planning, Industry, and Environment (DPIE) has today announced the finalisation of new planning controls under an amendment to the Housing State Environmental Planning Policy (SEPP) for 18 Transport Oriented Development (TOD) precincts. These precincts, strategically located across…
10 April, 2024

Proposed New Tax Breaks for BTR Investment and Development

The Federal Government has this week released draft legislation aimed at stimulating investment and development within the build-to-rent sector, aligning with its ambitious objective to construct 1.2 million new residences by 2029. This legislation, proposed to amend the Income Tax Assessment Act 1936, 1997 and 1953, seeks to introduce tax incentives…
21 March, 2024

Has the right of carriageway been abandoned?

Castle v Achdjian NSWSC 1340 In the case of Castle v Achdjian NSWSC 1340, the Supreme Court of NSW had to decide whether a right of carriageway was abandoned and could be obstructed by the owners of the burdened land.  This case demonstrates the continuing complexities and evidentiary requirements that…