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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


Less complexity, more flexibility for NSW development: Development Control Plans' role to be reduced
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • October 31 2012

A bill before Parliament to amend the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 will, if passed, considerably reduce the role of Development Control Plans (DCPs) in NSW


NSW Planning Bill finalised and introduced into Parliament
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • October 24 2013

After a lengthy consultation process, the long-awaited Planning Bill 2013 was introduced into State Parliament on Tuesday. According to the


Mandatory energy efficiency disclosure obligations for commercial buildings
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • November 25 2009

Mandatory disclosure by large commercial buildings of energy efficiency ratings are to be put in place as part of the Council of Australian Governments' National Strategy on Energy Efficiency


Strategic assessments and the Melbourne Urban Growth Boundary Program
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • November 26 2009

A strategic assessment can avoid unnecessary duplication of the assessment of environmental impacts, but require considerable time and resources at an early stage of the process


Accidental breach of section 77A notice leads to $40,000 fine
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • April 7 2010

The breach of the section 77A Notice could have been avoided through the implementation of a robust environmental compliance system


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


Biobanking in NSW - an overview
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • July 19 2011

Landowners can generate income by selling biodiversity credits


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


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