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Planning & Environment Alert

Reform of Victoria's Environment Legislation

From 1 December 2020 the reform of the Victoria’s environment legislation will take effect.

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Local Government Alert

New Model Contract Clauses for Recycling Industry – Implications for Local Government

Recycling Industry Support for Councils – Guidance Notes and Model Contract Clauses

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Planning & Environment Alert

Offensive odour and annual performance statements

This Alert is relevant to licence holders declaring Annual Performance Statements.

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Local Government Alert

Outsourcing and Local Government: Fair Work Commission decision may open up new options

Last week, the Fair Work Commission ordered that a council’s enterprise agreement would not apply to former council empl...

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Local Government Alert

China’s restriction on import of recyclables - impact on Victorian Local Government

What has happened? On 1 January 2018 the People’s Republic of China (China) imposed restrictions on the import of re...

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Local Government Alert

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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Local Government Alert

Storage of Combustible Recyclables and Waste

This alert is relevant to the Waste Industry, Councils and Water Corporations.

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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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Government, Planning & Environment Alert

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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Workplace Relations Alert

Fair Work Commission Announcement

The Fair Work Commission has announced today that the high income threshold for unfair dismissal claims will increase to...

Land Acquisition
Government Alert

Compulsory acquisition of easements

Water corporations are often required to compulsorily acquire easements to construct and upgrade infrastructure within t...