Land and Environment Court

2010 Announcements    

 

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December 2010

Mining Jurisdiction
(6 December 2010)
From 15 November 2010, the Court has jurisdiction to hear and determine proceedings for offences under Part 17A of the Mining Act 1992.

November 2010

Hansard
(23 November 2010)
Transcript (Legislative Council, 10 November 2010) of comments made by the Attorney General of NSW, The Hon. John Hatzistergos MLC, on the Land and Environment Court's implementation of the International Framework for Court Excellence.

Judicial Newsletter
(22 November 2010)
Vol 2 Issue 4 (pdf) of the newsletter is now available.

Latest Department of Housing figures
(15 November 2010)
The Department of Housing median sales prices for all dwellings for the June quarter 2010 are now available. Metro  Rural

Contrasting conciliation v mediation in the Land and Environment Court
(2 November 2010)
A paper given by Senior Commissioner Moore at the EPLA Conference on 23 October 2010.

October 2010

Registrar Appointment
(20 October 2010)
Ms Joanne Gray has been appointed Registrar of the Court, effective from 1 October 2010. She has been the Acting Registrar from 19 January 2009. 

30th Anniversary of the Land and Environment Court
(11 October 2010)
On 1 September 2010 the Land and Environment Court celebrated the 30th anniversary of the establishment of the Court. The occasion was marked by a dinner at Parliament House, and also coincided with the opening of the Australasian Conference of Planning and Environment Courts and Tribunals (ACPECT).

September 2010

What the Court expects of conditions of consent
(22 September 2010)
A paper given by Senior Commissioner Moore to a NEERG Seminar on 15 September 2010.

New Heritage Webpage
(15 September 2010)
The Court has developed a new heritage webpage to provide information to court users, legal practitioners, experts, students and the general public on heritage and the law.

Opening Speech for the ACPECT 2010 Conference
(6 September 2010)
The opening speech for the ACPECT 2010 Conference was delivered by the Attorney General of New South Wales, The Hon John Hatzistergos MLC.

August 2010

2009 Annual Review
(24 August 2010)
The Court's Annual Review has now been published and is available online. The review provides an overview of the Court and reports on the Court's achievements in 2009, including how the Court has performed against key performance indicators.

Latest Department of Housing figures
(17 August 2010)
The Department of Housing's median sales prices for all dwellings in the March 2010 quarter are now available. MetroRural

Judicial Newsletter
(5 August 2010)
Vol 2 Issue 3 (pdf) of the newsletter is now available.

Court Appointment
(4 August 2010)
Mr Russell Cowell has been appointed as an Acting Commissioner of the Court from 4 August 2010. Mr Cowell has expertise in land valuation.

New approval of forms issued by the Chief Judge
(3 August 2010)
Pursuant to section 77A(1) of the Land and Environment Court Act 1979, the Chief Judge has issued a new ​approval of forms to be used in the Land and Environment Court. The forms are listed in Schedule A of the approval, and include the new tree dispute application forms. The approval also extends the approval of forms in Classes 1-4 to proceedings in Class 8.

July 2010

Revised Tree Disputes webpage
(27 July 2010)
The Court has revised the Trees webpages to reflect the changes to the Trees Act that will come into effect on 2 August 2010 for high hedges, including revised application forms that take effect immediately. High hedge applications cannot be accepted prior to 2 August 2010.

Revised Practice Note Class 2 Tree Applications
(23 July 2010)
The Chief Judge has issued a revised Practice Note Class 2 Tree Applications, effective 23 July 2010.

New Biodiversity webpage
(5 July 2010)
The Court has developed a new biodiversity webpage to provide information to court users, legal practitioners, experts, students and the general public on biodiversity and the law.

June 2010

Court Fees Schedule
(30 June 2010)
Land and Environment Court of NSW new fee schedule for 2010, effective 1 July 2010.

New Identity Theft Prevention Policy
(30 June 2010)
The Chief Judge has issued a new Court policy - Identity Theft Prevention and Anonymisation Policy.

New Pre-Judgment Interest Rates Practice Note
(22 June 2010)
The Chief Judge has issued a new Practice Note - Pre-Judgment Interest Rates - effective from 1 July 2010.

     

May 2010

New Court Policies
(28 May 2010)
The Chief Judge has issued three new Court policies:
Case Management Policy
Commissioner Mentoring Policy
Site Inspections Policy

New Judicial Newsletter
(27 May 2010)
The Judicial Newsletter is published for the first time on the Court's website.

Latest Department of Housing figures
(27 May 2010)
The December quarter 2009 DoH median sales prices for all dwellings are now available. MetroRural

New Acting Commissioners of the LEC
(13 May 2010)
Six new Acting Commissioners have been appointed to the Court with terms from 12 May 2010.

New Commissioner of the LEC
(5 May 2010)
NSW Attorney General John Hatzistergos announced the appointment of Ms Susan Morris as a Commissioner of the Land and Environment Court of NSW. Ms Morris commences on 28 June 2010.

     

April 2010

Symposium in honour of Paul Stein AM
(23 April 2010)
Jurisprudence on ecologically sustainable development: Paul Stein's Contribution, a paper delivered by Justice Brian Preston at the Symposium in honour of Paul Stein AM, December 10 2009.

Planning principle in Parsonage set aside
(15 April 2010)
In The Benevolent Society v Waverley Council [2010] NSWLEC 1082, Senior Commissioner Moore reconsidered the planning principle on solar access published in Parsonage v Ku-ring-gai [2004] N​SWLEC 347; (2004) 139 LGERA 354. As a consequence, the planning principle in Parsonage has been set aside and replaced by the revised planning principle on solar access in The Benevolent Society.

Fith World Bar Conference
(4 April 2010)
Global Warming, the Environment and Litigation: A Commentary,a paper delivered by Justice Brian J Preston at the International Council of Advocates and Barristers, Fifth World Bar Conference, held between 1-4 April 2010 in Sydney.

March 2010

Tree Decisions by LGA
(16 March 2010)
Tree Dispute Information: Merit decisions by Local Government Areas

Service of Documents Guide
(4 March 2010)
The Court has now published " Service of Documents - A guide for self represented litigants"

February 2010

Latest Department of Housing sales prices
(15 February 2010)
The September 2009 DoH sales prices for all dwellings are now available. MetroRural

New Judge of the LEC
(10 February 2010)
NSW Attorney General John Hatzistergos announced the appointment of Mr Malcolm Craig QC as a Judge of the Land and Environment Court of NSW.

January 2010

New Court Policies
(18 January 2010)
The Chief Judge has issued three new Court policies:
Commissioners' Code of Conduct;
Policy on Complaints against Commissioners of the Land and Environment Court; and
Commissioners' Performance Appraisal Policy.

 

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