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Is this the future of Neighbourhood design?

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Sidewalk Labs has developed a generative design to assist in generating billions of comprehensive planning scenarios. Using machine learning and computational design, the design tool can also evaluate “all kinds of impacts these different scenarios can have on key quality-of-life… Read more

Subdivision Works Certificates

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For some development consents granted on 1 December 2019 a ‘Subdivisions Works Certificate’ (SWC) will need to be obtained instead of and/or in addition to a Construction Certificate (CC). Currently a CC is utilised for both building work and subdivision… Read more

A Sharing Economy

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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

Historic approvals

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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 establish… Read more