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3 May 2021: Land and Environment Court news

The Attorney General is seeking applications from qualified persons for appointment as Acting Commissioners of the Land and Environment Court of NSW. There are a number of positions available.

Acting Commissioners are allocated to exercise the jurisdiction of the Court to conduct conciliations, mediations and hearings of certain types of matters in Class 1, 2 and 3. The most common types of matters are planning and local government appeals in Class 1 and 2. Acting Commissioners with appropriate knowledge and experience also deal with land valuation matters in Class 3. Acting Commissioners will most commonly conduct matters by themselves, but on occasions they may sit with another commissioner or a judge.

In order to be considered for appointment you must:

  • hold a qualification listed under section 12 of the Land and Environment Court Act 1979. The Court is particularly looking for applicants this time with special knowledge and expertise in the areas of town and country planning, architecture, urban design, heritage and law relating to these disciplines, as well as in the law and practice of land valuation;
  • hold a current driver licence and be able and willing to drive; and
  • comply with the pecuniary interest and conflict of interest provisions in sections 12(2B) and 14(1) of the Land and Environment Court Act 1979 for the duration of your appointment.

As an Acting Commissioner you may be appointed for a term of up to 5 years, with potential for reappointment for further terms.

Flexible working arrangements are also available including the ability to work on a full-time, part-time, part-year or other flexible basis.

Note: Probity checks will be conducted.

Applications in Word or PDF, accompanied by a detailed curriculum vitae and the names of at least two referees, must be submitted online.

Applications close: Sunday 23 May 2021 (11:59 pm).

Acting Commissioners daily rate $1,250

Enquiries: Ms Sarah Froh, Registrar and Director, (02) 9113 8200 or email: sarah.froh@justice.nsw.gov.au.

 

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