The final hearing of a residential development appeal is a combination of two processes: first, a conciliation and, secondly, if the matter is not resolved by conciliation, a hearing during which the commissioner will decide the matter. The two-step process is stated in
s 34AA(2) and
s 34 of the
Land and Environment Court Act. Information on the two steps is available in the
Questions and Answers – Class 1 Residential Development Appeals.
The final hearing will take place at the date, time and venue fixed at the first directions hearing. The venue and time of commencement will also be stated on the
Court Lists posted on the notice board in the foyer of the Court’s building and on the Court’s website on the afternoon of the day before the final hearing is to occur. The
Sydney Morning Herald may also (but does not always) publish the Court Lists on the morning of the date set for the final hearing.