tag4
(03) 9429 8111

Recent News


Burial Rights

In-House Memorandum ~ Burial Rights The common grave of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart in St. Marx Cemetary, Vienna, was subject to excavation after 10 years, unlike the graves of aristocrats[1]. In Australian law, the right to remain buried does not last […]

Continue reading...

Significant Social Effect – Further changes

In-House Memorandum ~ Significant Social Effect – Further changes Significant social effects were introduced as a mandatory consideration in permit applications and planning scheme amendments in 2013.  Our earlier work, including the ‘test’ case of Rutherford[1], that we conducted, explored […]

Continue reading...

What Is ‘Necessary’?

 In-House Memorandum ~ What is ‘Necessary’? The meaning of the simple term ‘necessary’ is not straightforward. The Oxford English Dictionary defines it as “that which cannot be dispensed with or done without; requisite, essential, needful”.  It does not mean merely […]

Continue reading...

Constructed wetlands – a snapshot of recent and important cases

 In-House Memorandum ~ Constructed wetlands – a snapshot of recent and important cases Constructed wetlands are increasingly becoming core components of urban and peri-urban development and water treatment approvals. All too often legal issues associated with wetland design, development and […]

Continue reading...

Groundwater Checklist

Groundwater procedures can be complex.  Kellehers Australia is skilled in this area.  Our client CHECKLIST helps target key legal aspects, procedures and important information.  Please call us with any queries Are you: A commercial producer needing groundwater; or Concerned about […]

Continue reading...

The importance of Wills and Powers of Attorney

The importance of Wills and Powers of Attorney As Groucho Marx said “I intend to live forever, or die trying”.  However as much as we might try avoid thinking about death, it is incredibly important to plan and record our […]

Continue reading...

Varying Conservation Area boundaries in Melbourne’s Growth Areas

Varying Conservation Area boundaries in Melbourne’s Growth Areas The Victorian Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) released the working document Guidance note: implementing the Biodiversity Conservation Strategy for Melbourne’s Growth Areas (Guidance Note) in February 2015.  The Guidance […]

Continue reading...

The story of Robert Torrens

The story of Robert Torrens The Torrens system is the basis of most Australia in land ownership. It has been adopted throughout many parts of the world.  Its inventor is said to be a Colonial Land Commissioner, Robert Torrens. Torrens […]

Continue reading...

The life and works of early Australian Surveyors

The life and works of early Australian Surveyors Conducting legal work on a Heritage matter will often lead lawyers to focus on unlit corners of this country’s history. Pieces of information regarding how we got to where we are, which […]

Continue reading...

Reforming Green Wedges

Melbourne’s urban growth boundary has long been one of the most contentious elements of Victorian planning policy. It affects landowners, who may lose the right to develop land they thought was able to be developed – and suffer a dramatic […]

Continue reading...

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16