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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 […]

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Does listing Endangered species ensure its protection? – The example of the Growling Grass Frog

Responsibility for ensuring adequate habitat for the vulnerable Growling Grass Frog (GGF) as new development proceeds into Melbourne’s western growth areas apparently lies with no-one.  As the Leadbeater Possum gains greater protection, the GGF experience shows the merely listing a […]

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Heritage: Finding the Significance

In-House Memorandum ~ Heritage: Finding the Significance Kellehers Australia was recently involved in an important case concerning the nomination of a place on the Victorian Heritage Register. The case concerned the significance of a temporary landmark in the formative years […]

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Centralized Land Information

In-House Memorandum ~ Centralized Land Information The Certificate of Title is the single most important document recording transactions and restrictions on land. It is the first point of call for information as to ownership and restrictions for any single unit […]

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Landmark Recognition – Climate Change Justice Report

In-House Memorandum ~ Landmark Recognition – Climate Change Justice Report The International Bar Association Task Force on Climate Change, Justice and Human Rights recently released a report recommending recognition for a new universal human right – to a safe, clean, […]

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Heritage: The Light At the End of Development!

In-House Memorandum ~ Heritage: the Light at the end of Development! Imagine the situation. You’re a business owner and you want your place of business to have a little more character than your competitors’. Upon coming across a beautiful building […]

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Seeking Subdivision? Rescue in Realignment

In-House Memorandum ~ Seeking Subdivision? Rescue in Realignment. When considering changes to property boundaries, realignment can often be used as a viable alternative to subdivision. The advantages of realignment over subdivision are that, whilst subdivision and re-subdivision are often restricted […]

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Alpine Waters – Kellehers Field Trip

In-House Memorandum ~ Kellehers Australia Water Law Trip As the sun rose on the Alpine peaks, searing rays of heat spread slowly across the backs of giant ranges, melting the previous night’s frosts and moistening the earth with fresh dew. […]

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Surrogacy – Emotions Clouding Murky Legal Waters

In-House Memorandum ~ Surrogacy – Emotions Clouding Murky Legal Waters The act of entering into an arrangement with a surrogate is one covered in emotion, while at the same time rife with a raft of legal issues and pitfalls A […]

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