Land and Environment Court

Fast facts: residential development appeals                


In 2011, 90 residential development appeals were finalised, which was 15% of the finalised Class 1 caseload.

Of these appeals:

  • 69% involved detached single dwellings

  • 25% involved dual occupancies (including subdivisions)

  • 6% involved other types of development that the Court permitted to be dealt with under the s34AA process.

In 51% of residential development appeals, the parties agreed at the conciliation to the grant or modification of development consent.

In 30% of appeals, the parties did not reach agreement and the Court heard and determined the appeal.

19% of appeals were discontinued by the applicant.

In 2011, 75% of appeals were completed within 3 months of being commenced. The mean completion time was 75 days.





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