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Case Note: Characterising a ‘Place of Worship’ under a Planning Scheme

Characterising a ‘Place of Worship’ under a Planning Scheme Case Note RSSB Australia Pty Ltd v Ross [2017] VSC 314, Emerton J EXECUTIVE SUMMARY This case involved the characterisation of a proposal as a ‘place of worship’ through applying principles […]

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Case Note: Altering a Planning Permit through Secondary Consent

Altering a Planning Permit through Secondary Consent CASE NOTE Cook v Mornington Peninsula SC (Red Dot) [2017] VCAT 1129, Deputy President Dwyer EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Councils often give what is known as a ‘secondary consent’. This allows small changes to endorsed […]

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Another Year Teaching Mediation at Humboldt University

Report on another year teaching mediation at Humboldt University in Berlin: This year as a visiting lecturer In late July and early August I taught at the 19th International Summer School on Dispute Resolution – Negotiation, Mediation, Arbitration. This is […]

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Case Note: Protection Works Notices

Protection Works Notices Case Note Colonial Range v CES-Queen (BAB4 – Protection Works) [2017] VSC 317 (5 June 2017), Digby J A recent Victorian Supreme Court judgement provides useful guidelines concerning the protection works notices required for many building projects. […]

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Interpreting reservations of Crown land

NewsFlash ~ Interpreting reservations of Crown land   When the government reserves land for a public purpose through a Crown reservation,[1] the land is typically zoned with a public zone such as the Public Park and Recreation Zone (PPRZ). Once […]

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Mediation and Negotiation in Victorian Planning and Environment Law

Reflections on Mediation in Victorian Planning and Environment Law Having just returned from my time as a faculty member of the International Summer School on Alternative Dispute Resolution [Run jointly by Tulane University (New Orleans, USA) & Humboldt University (Berlin, […]

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Real Estate Agents’ Exclusive Authorities

NewsFlash ~ Real Estate Agents’ Exclusive Authorities Engaging a Real Estate Agent in the sale of your property usually involves signing a standard form Exclusive Auction Authority or a Sole Agency Agreement. Agents often use the standard form produced by […]

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Surveying and the Law

Kellehers Australia’s recent work highlights the connections between the work of lawyers and surveyors. We value our links with the surveying profession, and our achievements show that these connections can be most useful to clients and fellow professionals. In 2016, […]

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Case Note: Real Estate Agent Exclusive Authorities and the Estate Agents Act

Case Note ~ Hamilton Finley Pty Ltd v Aojia Investment Pty Ltd [2017] VSC 319 (7 June 2017)   Justice Elliott   EXECUTIVE SUMMARY This case held that where a client of a real estate agent signs a standard form […]

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New Ideas for Significant Social Effect in Victoria

Hubert Algie is an environment and planning lawyer at Kellehers Australia. He was awarded the VPELA Young Professional of the Year Award in 2016 to advance his research into Significant Social Effect within the planning permit process and consider how […]

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