What is judicial review by the court?

Section 20 (2) of the Court Act states the Court has the same civil jurisdiction as the Supreme Court would, but for section 71, have to hear and dispose of proceedings:

(a)  to enforce any right, obligation or duty conferred or imposed by a planning or environmental law or a development contract
(b)  to review, or command, the exercise of a function conferred or imposed by a planning or environmental law or a development contract
(c)  to make declarations of right in relation to any such right, obligation or duty or the exercise of any such function
(d)  whether or not as provided by section 68 of the Supreme Court Act 1970— to award damages for a breach of a development contract.

Section 20(3) states that for the purposes of subsection (2), a planning or environmental law is:

(a)  any of the following Acts or provisions:

(b)  any statutory instrument made or having effect thereunder or made for the purposes thereof, including any deemed environmental planning instrument within the meaning of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979.

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