Recent Cases

Boensch v Transport for NSW [2024] NSWCA 119 (21 May 2024) (Meagher and Payne JJA, Basten AJA)


APPEALS – leave to appeal – interlocutory order dismissing Land and Environment Court Class 3 proceedings – leave to appeal required under s 57(4) of the Land and Environment Court Act 1979 (NSW) – where two of many proposed grounds raise questions of statutory construction, one of general application – leave granted in relation to those grounds

LAND LAW – water boundary dispute – application for boundary determination made to Registrar-General under Pt 14A of Real Property Act 1900 (NSW) – application refused under s 135D(2) – whether right of appeal under s 135J(1) from a “determination” made under Pt 14A extends to a refusal to make a determination

LAND LAW – water boundary dispute – where appeal filed in October 2022 from a boundary determination made under Pt 14A of Real Property Act in 1996– where s 135J(3) required “appeal” to be made within 28 days of notice of determination – where Land and Environment Court Rules 2007 (NSW), rr 7.1 and 7.3 do not provide for extension, variation or waiving of that requirement – where by Uniform Civil Procedure Rules 2005 (NSW), r 1.7 and Sch 2 those “local rules” prevail – appeal out of time and incompetent