Airbnb is part of the “sharing economy” and is doing a great job disrupting the hotel industry and providing an occasional income source to many home owners. However, some people are concerned that the majority of Airbnb listings in most… Read more
We are sometimes asked “what effect does an old Local Government Act approval have under a modern Local Environmental Plan”. This post outlines the general planning law mumbo jumbo, as we understand it, applicable to this situation.
Historic building approvals… Read more
In June 2016 the Department of Planning exhibited its Draft North Coast Regional Pan. The goals of the plan included the protection of the environment and to provide places for vibrant communities meeting the changing demographic needs of the north… Read more
In May 2016 Byron Shire Council Exhibited its Draft Rural Land Use Strategy. The Draft Strategy proposed a 20 year strategic framework to guide future land zoning protection and development. The Strategy contained a vision, policy directions and corresponding set… Read more
The 30 Second Explanation
In 1969 Ian L. McHarg published, Design with Nature. This classic town planning book was essentially a step-by-step graphic overlay style instruction manual about how to access a region (big or small), in physical planning terms,… Read more