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A guide to clearing vegetation in Queensland
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • April 2 2015

The first step in determining whether an approval is needed to clear vegetation is to identify the type of vegetation to be cleared and 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


Owners of NSW contaminated or heritage constrained land may be entitled to lower rates and land tax
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • April 30 2015

Recent Land and Environment Court rulings suggest that landowners of contaminated or heritage constrained land may have been paying higher rates and


National framework for remediating contaminated sites in the pipeline
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • October 30 2014

It has long been recognized that Australia has no standalone legislation at a national level that deals specifically with the remediation (as opposed


Strategic planning for NSW: the Greater Sydney Commission and a new Part 3B
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • November 12 2015

The Greater Sydney Commission Bill 2015 passed the lower house of Parliament on 28 October 2015, signalling a commitment to strategic


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


Ninth planning, building and environment legislation amendment bill introduced into ACT Parliament
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • December 10 2015

The Planning, Building and Environment Legislation Amendment Bill 2015 (No 2) was presented to the ACT Parliament on 19 November 2015 to provide


Victorian Planning Bill makes number of objectors a relevant consideration for decision-makers
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • June 11 2015

The proposed changes are a conscious step by the Victorian Parliament to afford decision-makers the express means by which to consider strong


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


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