Significant changes to local infrastructure contributions proposed

The NSW Government proposes to change the way local infrastructure contributions are levied. A new ‘land value contribution’ may be applied in certain circumstances either on the sale of developable land or on development, in addition to existing contributions. Will this potentially lead to increased complexity and act as a disincentive to development or will … Read more

Have your say on increasing flexibility and efficiency in NSW heritage protection laws

On 13 May 2021, the NSW Legislative Council’s Standing Committee on Social Issues commenced a review of the Heritage Act 1977 (NSW) (Heritage Act). The proposed changes are intended to walk the fine line of making it easier and less expensive to own heritage property while also improving heritage outcomes. A tiered system for heritage protection and additional enforcement options are some of the items for consideration. The Committee is accepting submissions until 27 June 2021. Read more