Public decision making newsletter - Spring edition 2015

Litigation Update

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Welcome to the Spring Edition 2015 of our Public Decision Making newsletter, the first in our series of quarterly newsletters that will summarise recent developments in resource management and local government law that are of particular relevance to local authorities and decision makers.

In this edition, we address the correct approach to assessing alternatives on a notice of requirement, notification decisions, when a duty of care is owed, and the role of expert planning witnesses. We also briefly discuss the proposed national environmental standard for plantation forestry, which went out for consultation earlier in 2015, and the proposed legislation on fencing of swimming pools. 

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