Recent Cases

Lahoud v Willoughby City Council [2024] NSWCA 163 (10 July 2024) (Meagher and Leeming JJA, Preston CJ of LEC)


ENVIRONMENT AND PLANNING – Development consent for the adaptive reuse of existing commercial building – judicial review – building exceeds height standard – whether consent authority satisfied of cl 4.6 of Willoughby Local Environment Plan 2012 before granting development consent – whether consent authority satisfied building had active street frontage – whether development for permissible use of shop top housing – whether consent authority failed to consider if land is contaminated

LIMITATION OF ACTIONS – Whether proceedings time-barred – time limit of three months after public notice in accordance with regulations published – earlier notifications not notices in accordance with regulations