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Proposed Design and Place SEPP – creating further complexity in our planning system?
Insight 06 Apr 2021

The Explanation of Intended Effect for the proposed Design and Place SEPP, presently on public exhibition, signals major change to the assessment requirements for all development in NSW. Improving design outcomes in the built environment is important, but will the proposed SEPP be the right vehicle to achieve this objective, or will it add another layer to an already complex planning system? ...

Allens advises ACCIONA on 923MW MacIntyre Wind Farm partnership
News 19 Mar 2021

Allens has advised the energy division of ACCIONA on its agreement with Ark Energy Corporation, a new subsidiary of Korea Zinc Company, in relation to the 923MW MacIntyre Wind Farm development project in Queensland. ...

In defence of densification
Insight 11 Feb 2021

In modern times, Australian cities and many around the world have strived to achieve greater urban densification. This is a trend driven by both the prevailing wisdom of the times and by necessity. Suddenly, the COVID-19 pandemic has raised fundamental questions about urban density and its risks. ...

Signing documents in a pandemic: what to do when signatories are isolated or scattered
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Webinar: Signing documents in a pandemic: what to do when signatories are isolated or scattered. Diccon Loxton shares the latest legal requirements for signing documents remotely, including updates to various laws accelerated by COVID-19. He shares challenges faced by businesses who now need to witness signatures remotely and his practical tips. ...

Suburban hubs and the '20-minute neighbourhood'
Insight 10 Dec 2020

As cities grapple with how to open up following months of COVID-19 forced lockdowns, establishing '20-minute neighbourhoods' or suburban hubs could be an answer. ...

The health and economic crisis shines a spotlight on the need for greater social and affordable housing
Insight 20 Nov 2020

The pandemic has laid bare Australia's overextended and under-invested social and affordable housing market. We look at some of the investment initiatives that have been pursued to date by the state governments. We  also suggest some regulatory and planning changes that can be made. ...

Overview of Australia's foreign investment approval (FIRB) regime
Insight 25 Jan 2021

Significant changes to Australia's foreign investment approval (FIRB) regime came into effect on 1 January 2021. Our FIRB experts have summarised the key information you need to know about how the new FIRB regime operates. ...

Build-to-rent: stimulating recovery, ensuring resilience
Insight 10 Nov 2020

Build-to-Rent (BTR) helps drive economic productivity, and with the right government intervention, could not only play a key role in Australia’s economic recovery from COVID-19, but also ensure the future liveability and resilience of our cities. ...

Double-duty provisions to receive much needed guidance on what constitutes 'land development'
Insight 01 Oct 2020

The Victorian SRO has released a draft revenue ruling in an effort to provide practical guidance as to what types of activities constitute 'land development'. Unfortunately, the Draft Ruling does not overcome the existing uncertainty in some common situations and arguably seeks to expand the types of activities that may be considered 'land development'. ...

Allens advises BP on $534M property partnership with Charter Hall
News 10 Sep 2020

The fund will be used to acquire and hold the majority of BP's owned convenience retail properties in New Zealand, which are leased back on long-term leases to BP Oil New Zealand Limited. As part o ...

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