PLANNING & ENVIRONMENT LAW
OBJECTING TO DEVELOPMENT OR DEVELOPMENT APPROVAL
Merit and Impact Tracks are also subject to public notification. This provides an opportunity for concerned parties to submit an objection to the ACTPLA which will inform their decision as to whether a development is approved. It is an offence to develop without approval (if the development being undertaken requires approval) or to develop in a way that is not consistent with the approval that has been given. We can advise you on whether or not a particular development is unlawful and suggest an appropriate course of action.
The above is in no way intended to serve as legal advice. It is simply a broad outline of the general processes involved in gaining development approval in the Australian Capital Territory. We can assist you through the maze of Government rules and regulations.