25 September 2020

New Assessment Pathway for ‘Significant Developments’ in Part 17 of the Planning and Development Act 2005 (WA)
Events with over 500 people will require approved COVID Event Plans in WA from 24 September 2020
“Dinosaur”: Noun, something completely outdated – Burrows v Houda [2020] NSWDC 485
Good Faith Infects the Strata Titles Act
Update – Extension of Insolvency Protections
Cheat Sheet for the WA Parliament’s Select Committee Report into Local Government
Insolvency Law Reform
New Assessment Pathway for ‘Significant Developments’ in Part 17 of the Planning and Development Act 2005 (WA)

Philip Mavor
Special Counsel

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the WA State Government has introduced a more streamlined development assessment process for ‘significant developments’ and given the Western Australian Planning Commission (WAPC) expanded decision making powers.
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Events with over 500 people will require approved COVID Event Plans in WA from 24 September 2020

Anne Wood
Partner

The WA Government has announced that commencing 24 Sept 2020 (this Thursday) all events which require local government approval to be held will need to have a COVID Event Plan approved by the Local Government prior to the event.
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“Dinosaur”: Noun, something completely outdated – Burrows v Houda [2020] NSWDC 485

John Park
Partner

I have been called a “dinosaur” because of my almost strict insistence that emails in professional settings must be drafted in a formal manner to ensure they convey their intended …
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Good Faith Infects the Strata Titles Act

John Park
Partner

My clients and other strata managers, owners, developers and builders involved in the “strata space” and interested in the amendments, to the Strata Titles Act 1985 (WA) (STA) endured my …
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Update – Extension of Insolvency Protections

Ryan Lennon
Special Counsel

On 10 September 2020, Kott Gunning published an article discussing the Commonwealth Government’s extension of its: “temporary insolvency and bankruptcy protections” until 31 December 2020. Yesterday the Corporations and Bankruptcy …
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Cheat Sheet for the WA Parliament’s Select Committee Report into Local Government

Anne Wood
Partner

On Tuesday 22nd Sept the WA Parliament’s Select Committee into Local Government tabled its 448 page report into the operation and regulation of Local Government in WA. Here is your cheat sheet for its findings and recommendations.
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Insolvency Law Reform

Ryan Lennon
Special Counsel

On 10 September 2020, we published an article discussing the need for reform in the insolvency industry. The Commonwealth Government yesterday announced proposed: “Insolvency reforms to support small businesses recovery”. …
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