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Planning for the future of South-East Queensland
Insight 25 Aug 2017

On 11 August 2017 the State Government released the third statutory regional plan for the South-East Queensland region titled Shaping SEQ It is based on the interrelated themes of grow prosper connect sustain and live and is the first regional plan to take effect under the new Queensland Planning ...

Proposed reforms to staged development applications in NSW
Insight 05 Jul 2017

The NSW Government has proposed amendments to planning legislation that aim to provide certainty of outcomes for both developers and the public Partner Paul Lalich Senior Associate Dennis Smith and Law Graduate James Higgins report ...

Australia's foreign investment regime - regulatory burden reduced
Insight 03 Jul 2017

Significant changes to Australias foreign investment regime came into effect on 1 July 2017 intended to address concerns regarding this regime raised since its introduction in December 2015 The amendments reduce the regulatory burden in a number of key ways and will impact a range of foreign ...

A new planning regime for Queensland
Insight 03 Jul 2017

The Planning Act 2016 commences today together with the Planning Regulation 2017 various new planning documents and new forms The Act replaces the Sustainable Planning Act 2009 While there is a lot that has changed under the new regime the cornerstones of the planning system remain intact Special ...

Land tax recovery - no, yes, no again
Insight 15 Jun 2017

The Queensland Government is proposing legislation that will restore a prohibition on landlords requiring tenants to pay land tax under commercial leases entered into after 1 January 1992 and before 30 June 2009 This essentially negates the effect of a Supreme Court decision that land tax from 30 ...

Can super really help housing affordability (and I have not asked should it)?
Insight 07 Jun 2017

The 2017 Budget included proposals intended to reduce pressure on housing affordability Two of them use the superannuation system to do so the First Home Super Saver Scheme and the Reducing Barriers to Downsizing proposal Partner Michelle Levy examines the schemes in more detail ...

Australia's foreign investment regime - Budget changes
Insight 23 May 2017

The Australian Government flagged a number of changes to Australias foreign investment regime in the 2017 Budget In a welcome development the changes seek to simplify an otherwise complex regime and encourage foreign investment in Australia Partner Wendy Rae and Associate Nick Kefalianos examine the ...

Amendments to PPS lease law - what you need to know
Insight 22 May 2017

This Insight considers the effect of amendments to the Personal Property Securities regime, which are designed to reduce the PPSAs impact on the equipment hiring industry. ...

Stamp duty and land tax developments - Victoria and Northern Territory
Insight 18 May 2017

Victoria is proposing to limit its off-the-plan duty concession extend the scope of its sub-sale duty provisions and introduce a vacant residential property tax The Northern Territory is proposing a significant increase in its duty rates affecting large transactions entered into from 1 July 2017 ...

Victoria's plan for value creation and capture
Insight 06 Apr 2017

The Victorian Government has released the Victorian Value Creation and Capture Framework which articulates its policy on value creation and value capture in the planning and delivery of public projects The intention of the framework is to harness the potential of government investments to create ...