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Seeking Subdivision? Rescue in Realignment

In-House Memorandum ~ Seeking Subdivision? Rescue in Realignment. When considering changes to property boundaries, realignment can often be used as a viable alternative to subdivision. The advantages of realignment over subdivision are that, whilst subdivision and re-subdivision are often restricted […]

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Alpine Waters – Kellehers Field Trip

In-House Memorandum ~ Kellehers Australia Water Law Trip As the sun rose on the Alpine peaks, searing rays of heat spread slowly across the backs of giant ranges, melting the previous night’s frosts and moistening the earth with fresh dew. […]

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Surrogacy – Emotions Clouding Murky Legal Waters

In-House Memorandum ~ Surrogacy – Emotions Clouding Murky Legal Waters The act of entering into an arrangement with a surrogate is one covered in emotion, while at the same time rife with a raft of legal issues and pitfalls A […]

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The Neglected Powers of water Authorities

In-House Memorandum ~ The Neglected Powers of Water Authorities Water authorities have a wide range of responsibilities which interlock with the work and objectives of planning authorities, as well as having a key role in the wider planning process. Too […]

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Irrigating the Maranoa Gardens

In-House Memorandum ~ Irrigating the Maranoa Gardens Public Gardens are an important part of municipal open space and have significant public health and recreational benefits. The use of water in public open space is critical to ensure long-term viability for […]

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Surrogacy

In-House Memorandum ~ Feminism and Surrogacy Kellehers Australia was delighted to present at an International Conference this month entitled ‘Topologies of Sexual Difference’. The conference was hosted by the Communication, Politics and Culture Research Centre at RMIT University and organised […]

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Contamination Clean Up

In-House Memorandum ~ Contamination Clean Up Ongoing challenges exist for Councils and residents involved in and affected by clean-up works to remove historical contamination from former industrial uses in urban areas. Site contamination may often be compounded by a host […]

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Councils’ Reponse to Panel Reports

In-House Memorandum ~ Procedures after Council receives a Planning Panel’s report Following a report by Planning Panels Victoria with respect to a proposed Planning Scheme Amendment, the Planning Authority (‘the Authority’) must follow certain steps in order to comply with […]

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History of  Section 173 Agreement

S173 has been a part of the Planning and Environment Act 1987 (Vic) (‘PE Act’) since 1987, but its predecessor was S52 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1961. The section provides for agreements between a landowner, responsible authority […]

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Caveatable Interests

In-House Memorandum ~ Caveatable Interests  A caveat is an important tool used to protect a person’s interest in land, but when used incorrectly it exposes the caveator to considerable risk. The Transfer of Land Act 1958 (Vic) (TLA) provides that […]

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