New analysis reveals that appeals against local government planning decisions are the most common type of case in the NSW Land and Environment Court, and 61% of applicants are businesses. These types of case are allowed (including by agreement) two-thirds of the time (68%). This is in stark contrast to tree disputes, which are generally between neighbours, and are dismissed (including by agreement) in 56% of cases.
Conducted by the Law and Justice Foundation of NSW, this new study is part of the first ever comprehensive investigation of the quality and utility of NSW’s civil court and tribunal administrative data system for informing policy and practice. Data insights in civil justice: NSW Land and Environment Court examines cases first finalised in the Land and Environment Court between June and December 2016.
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