Housing NSW's sales figures24 March 2017Housing NSW's medium sales figures for the September quarter 2016 are now available. Metro Rural
The Chief Judge has issued new practice notes for Class 1 Development Appeals, and Class 1, 2 and 3 Miscellaneous Appeals, and repealed the two practice notes by the same name made on 30 April 2007. The Conciliation Conference Policy has also been updated. The new practice notes and policy commence on Monday 27 March 2017.
The issue of the two new practice notes results in a number of changes to the procedure that applies to development appeals and miscellaneous appeals. Inter alia, the practice notes:
The new Conciliation Conference Policy differs from the earlier policy by:
The Chief Judge is pleased to announce the appointment of Joanne
Gray as a Commissioner of the Court from Tuesday 18 April 2017.
Ms Gray is an Australian lawyer, having practiced primarily in the court and justice sectors for 11 years. She has been a Deputy Registrar of the Supreme Court of NSW and, since 2010, the Registrar of the Land and Environment Court. She has a Bachelor of Science (Psychology) (with Distinction) and a Bachelor of Laws (First Class Honours) from the University of Wollongong. Ms Gray is a nationally accredited mediator. Ms Gray has extensive knowledge and experience of the Land and Environment Court and its work, including case managing, conciliating and adjudicating matters in Class 1, 2 and 3 of the Court’s jurisdiction.
The Tree Disputes Student Helpdesk, a free service provided by University Students to provide procedural assistance to parties in tree dispute matters, is continuing throughout 2017, with initial dates on January 20, 24 and February 3, 7, 17, 21. Read more.
Housing NSW's median sales prices23 December 2016Housing NSW's median sales prices for the June quarter 2016 are now available. Metro Rural
Annual Review14 December 2016The Court's Annual Review for 2015 is now available.
Leave of absence for Justice Pepper and Appointment of Professor Molesworth AO QC as an Acting Judge
7 December 2016
Justice Pepper will be taking leave of absence from the Court for 12 months from January 2017 to January 2018. Her Honour will chair the Scientific Inquiry into Hydraulic Fracturing of Unconventional Reservoirs and Associated Activities in the Northern Territory.
Professor Simon Molesworth AO QC has been appointed an acting judge of the Court from 23 January 2017 to 31 December 2017. Professor Molesworth is one of Australia's leading barristers in planning and environmental law. After initially practising as a solicitor (from 1978), Professor Molesworth became a barrister in Victoria in 1984 and was appointed a Queen's Counsel in 1995, specialising in environmental, planning, heritage, and natural resources law. He is a Vice Chancellor's Professorial Fellow at Monash University.
He has served previously as a senior legal member of the Planning Appeals Board and the Planning Division of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal, forerunners to the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal, and as the State Mining Warden for Victoria. He was appointed first a Member and then an Officer of the Order of Australia for distinguished service to conservation and the environment, to heritage preservation at national and international levels, to the professions and natural resource sectors, and to community health organisations.
The Online Registry Website is changing! 30 November 2016
From 3 December 2016 the Online Registry website will have a new 'look and feel.' Watch the video of the new Online Registry website. Key changes include:
Judicial Officers and Decision Makers
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