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Published by Paul Vergotis
May 25, 2020 in COVID-19

NSW Government buys time on development – Lapsing periods, existing use abandonment and appeal rights extended in response to COVID-19

On 13 May 2020, the NSW Government passed the COVID-19 Legislation Amendment (Emergency Measures—Miscellaneous) Bill 2020 (the Bill).  The Bill introduces several new amendments to the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 (EPA Act) that respond to the impact of COVID-19 and have significant impacts on both development proponents and consent authorities. The amendments included extensions of time for:physically commencing work...
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