Author: Gibran Khouri

2016 Census Data Released

Jul 10, 2017 by Gibran Khouri

What happened to the Census data you provided last year?

In late June, the Australian Bureau of Statistics released their first batch of data from the 2016 Census. The ABS will release further data from the census throughout the second half of 2017.

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NSW Planning Reforms – Draft Amendments now on Exhibition

Jan 9, 2017 by Gibran Khouri

Background to Review of EP&A Act 

In 2012/13, the State Government underwent an extensive review of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 (EP&A Act). This included a Green Paper in 2012, a White Paper in 2013 followed by a Planning Bill 2013 – Exposure Draft presented to Parliament. The Bill failed to become legislation partly due to sustained community objection to a number of reforms, including the proposed introduction of what was called “code assessable development”.

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