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LG Alert – Coastal Ecology Protection Group Inv & Ors v City of Charles Sturt, and what it means for a councils Community Land Management Plans (February 26th, 2019)

In September 2017, in the Supreme Court of South Australia, Justice Blue delivered a decision in Coastal Ecology Protection Group Inv & Ors v City of Charles Sturt [2017] SASC 136.

Since that time, there has been some concern, and a lot of confusion, in the local government sector regarding the impact of this decision, as it pertains to Community Land Management Plans adopted by councils pursuant to section 196 of the Local Government Act 1999.

In this Alert we review the background to this matter and dispel some of the concerns and confusion that is, or has been, held in relation to both public consultation requirements, as well as the validity of Community Land Management Plans.

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