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PIA’s Legal Lunchtime Series – What are existing use rights and is it possible to abandon use rights?

October 18 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm


What are existing use rights and is it possible to abandon use rights?

The seminar will cover:

  • what are existing use rights;
  • existing use right protections under the Planning Act;
  • the abandonment of existing use rights;
  • relevant recent case law.

The seminar will be delivered by Rachel Jones MPIA, Senior Associate in McCullough Robertson’s Planning and Environment Team. Rachael practices in the areas of town planning, local government and environmental law.



About the series

In this new series for 2021, PIA’s Legal Lunchtime Series will give you the knowledge and tools to deal with the common legal questions that planners are asked to solve. The speakers will provide practical solutions, based on current Court decisions. Join us online, over lunch at your place, for a short, sharp and informed legal Q & A session.

The chair for the seminar series will be Jennifer Morrissy MPIA, Director, Morrissy Town Planning Pty Ltd


Learning Outcomes

Core Competency: Developing and applying technical knowledge

Designed For

This seminar is suitable for planners, planning lawyers and allied professionals.


Monday 18 October 2021

1:00PM – 2:00PM (AEST)


Online via Zoom


Student Member $25
Member $45
Non Member $65


Other Upcoming Seminars in this Series

16 November – What happens during an appeal?

This seminar will provide an introduction to the appeal process in the P&E Ct – from filing an appeal to getting judgment and everything in between.

This seminar will be delivered by Amelia Prokuda, Special Counsel in the Planning, Environment and Sustainability group at Holding Redlich. Amelia specialising in town planning, development and environmental law, and has experience in land acquisition and compensation matters.



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