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Geothermal Energy Act 2010: Queensland's new regime for land access for resource tenements - part 2
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • June 16 2011

Strict time-frames and obligations have been established for negotiating a conduct and compensation agreement or obtaining a resolution of compensation issues through a conference (or alternative dispute resolution process) or a Land Court determination


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


Apportioning remediation responsibility - how should the WA Contaminated Sites Committee do it?
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • August 2 2012

The decision in Coffey could have major implications for deciding who is responsible for site contamination


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


How green is my building? Building energy efficiency laws are about to begin
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • August 31 2010

From 1 November 2010, most sellers and lessors of office space of 2,000m2 or more will need to obtain and disclose an up-to-date energy efficiency rating for the space, and should review their energy efficiency strategies


Insurance tips for flooded businesses
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • February 7 2011

Partner Fred Hawke explains the main issues for businesses when looking to make a claim for flood losses to Boardroom Radio


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


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


Contaminated sites: pollution without lawful authority?
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • July 5 2012

The Court confirmed that lease covenants for the operation of sites are likely to be very relevant to identifying who's assumed the responsibility of preventing pollution


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