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Victorian Landfill Register

This Alert is important to all entities responsible for (owner, occupier, committee of management) land impacted by a cl...

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Environmental Health Alert

Court considers the meaning of a ‘bedroom’ in a rooming house case

Magistrates’ Court affirms Improvement Notice issued under the Public Health and Wellbeing Act

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Planning & Environment Alert

Renewable Energy Targets For Victoria Enshrined Into Law

Victoria is the first State to enshrine its renewable energy targets into legislation, and the passing of the Renewable ...

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Land Acquisition Alert

The Supreme Court of Victoria breathes new life into the statutory cap to compensation for financial loss

New law in relation to claims for financial loss as a consequence of a reservation of land under section 98 of the Plann...

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Planning Alert

Important amendments to the Victorian Planning Provisions

The Minister for Planning has recently approved a number of important amendments to the Victorian Planning Provisions.

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Alternative law on the calculation of solatium for compulsory acquisition of land

When an interest in land is compulsorily acquired, a claimant can be entitled to solatium pursuant to s.44 of the Land A...

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Landfill Rehabilitation and Aftercare

Councils are reminded that an application for review of a pollution abatement notice may be filed in VCAT within 21 days...

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Presumption of reimbursement of VCAT fees

Section 36 of the Courts Legislation Miscellaneous Amendments Act 2014, assented to on 9 September 2014, amended the Vic...