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Court applies precautionary principle to asbestos contaminated fill material
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • June 6 2013

A recent decision of Justice Pepper in the Land & Environment Court in Wollondilly Shire Council v Foxman Environmental Development Services Pty Ltd


Court decision on contaminated soil "treatment" may lengthen environmental approvals process
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • December 6 2012

The Court's clarification that earthworks such as "mounding and capping" constitutes "treatment" may mean that more development proposals will now be characterised as designated development


What is EcoDensity?
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • May 23 2013

A new buzzword around town is "EcoDensity", but what is it? EcoDensity is an attempt to increase the population in existing neighbourhoods in a way


BioBanking in NSW landowner's obligations, a question of trust?
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • May 24 2012

It has now been two years since the first BioBanking agreement registered in NSW


Xstrata Wandoan, take two: greenhouse gas emissions, mining, and environmental approvals
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • April 12 2012

Queensland's Land Court has clarified the relevance of greenhouse gas emissions to mining lease and environmental authority applications, but created uncertainty about restricted land


A development of two halves: related developments' likely impacts
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • November 24 2011

Consent authorities in NSW might have to consider the likely impacts from other stages of a development, not just the one it is responsible for approving


Carbon pricing - what does it mean for the property sector?
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • March 1 2012

From 1 July 2012, around 500 of Australia's largest emitters will need to pay for their greenhouse gas emissions under the Clean Energy Act 2011


Victoria's Major Transport Projects Facilitation Act - streamlining key approvals
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • April 7 2010

The Act will streamline the planning and environmental assessment and approvals process for major transport projects


Innovative funding for sustainable retrofitting
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • December 22 2010

Both NSW and Victoria now have schemes to promote the sustainable retrofitting of buildings


Queensland shakes up its strategic cropping land framework
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • June 3 2011

On 31 May 2011 the Queensland Government announced two important changes to its strategic cropping land ("SCL") framework