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A new line in the sand for coastal planning in Queensland
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • August 6 2015

The Queensland Government has recently released draft maps of the "coastal management district" (CMD), an area declared under the Coastal Protection


A new approach to biodiversity conservation and land management
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • November 24 2016

The most significant changes to NSW biodiversity laws in at least a decade provide new opportunities and obligations for developers, infrastructure


Queensland reforms the land acquisition process for relatively straightforward resumptions
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • March 14 2013

The Land, Water and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2013 was introduced into the Queensland Parliament by the Minister for Natural Resources and


New streamlined planning and environmental processes in the ACT
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • April 14 2016

On 7 April 2016, the ACT Legislative Assembly unanimously supported the Planning and Development (Efficiencies) Amendment Bill 2016 which was


Sweeping biodiversity and native vegetation reforms proposed for NSW
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • May 26 2016

Developers and land owners should review the package and consider making a submission before 28 June. The NSW Government has released its


Better planning for Queensland bills released for public comment
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • September 11 2015

Three draft bills released yesterday for public consultation represent the Queensland Government's much anticipated planning reform proposal. The


New building and precinct standards for reaching net zero emissions
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • December 8 2016

On 30 November 2016, the Commonwealth Department of Environment and Energy released a draft National Carbon Offset Standard for Buildings and draft


The GasFields Commission Review - the Queensland Government responds
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • December 8 2016

The State Government has accepted the majority of the GasFields Commission Review's recommendations, and consultation on legislative changes will


Have your say on NSW's draft Guidelines for the economic assessment of mining and coal seam gas
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • November 18 2015

As part of the recent reforms to NSW mining policy, the NSW Government has now released the much anticipated draft Guidelines for the economic


De-risking environmental and planning decisions: getting the process right
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • August 20 2015

Administrative decisions on environmental or planning approvals are under increasing scrutiny, and errors in the decision-making process can derail a