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Capital City Policy Review DPA

The Planning Minister has initiated a Development Plan Amendment to review the development plan policies within the city square mile (Capital City Zone, City Frame Zone, Main Street (Adelaide) Zone and East Terrace Policy Area 29 and South Terrace Policy Area 30 of the City Living Zone).     The proposed policies include some more […]

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Review of Pharmacy Remuneration and Regulation

The federal Department of Health is currently undertaking a Review of Pharmacy Remuneration and Regulation.   The independent Review Panel is chaired by a Commissioner of the Productivity Commission, Professor Stephen King, and its final report is due in March 2017.   The Review’s comprehensive Terms of Reference include the existing regulatory regime and the […]

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Tom Game appointed as principal

Botten Levinson is pleased to announce that Tom Game has been appointed as a principal of the firm, joining existing principals Jamie Botten, James Levinson and George Manos.   With 10 years experience in development, property and environment law, Tom has established himself as a leader in the field, with extensive skills and capabilities across […]

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EPA Board appointments

Botten Levinson Lawyers – Adelaide

The Governor recently appointed former Environment, Resources and Development Court Judge Christine Trenorden as a member of the Environment Protection Authority Board.   The Board is the governing body of the Authority and must consist of seven – eight members with expertise and experience relevant to: environment protection and natural resource management industry, commerce or […]

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Terra Group Pty Ltd v PAE and Bunnings Group Ltd – “seriously at variance” decisions can be reviewed in ERD Court review proceedings

Botten Levinson Lawyers – Adelaide

The Environment, Resources and Development Court recently handed down its judgment in Terra Group Pty Ltd v City of Port Adelaide Enfield & Anor [2015] SAERDC 26.   The case can be accessed here: http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/cases/sa/SAERDC/2015/26.html.   The proceedings concerned an application for Court review, taken under section 86(1)(f) of the Development Act. The applicant, Terra […]

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Recent amendments to Development Regulations 2008

Two changes to the Development Regulations 2008 were made on 12 February 2015 which should streamline some approval processes for variations to approvals and residential land division.   Minor variations don’t need new applications   New regulation 47A now allows a relevant authority to approve variations to an existing development authorisation (including the variation of […]

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City of Port Adelaide Enfield v Papalia

The contemplation of the possibility of future development approvals in enforcement orders   It is important when resolving criminal or civil enforcement actions to check that proposed Court Orders will not restrain future lawful activity.  A recent example of this problem comes from a decision of the ERD Court where the City of Port Adelaide […]

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