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Overhaul of Queensland's planning laws takes next step with release of draft bills
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • August 8 2014

The Queensland Government's overhaul of the State's planning laws has taken an important step with the release of consultation drafts of the Planning


Native title rights to fish mean state legislation is mere abalone
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • November 21 2013

The High Court has held that native title rights to Hunt, fish and gather can trump state legislation that conflicts with their continued exercise


Resumption processes to be streamlined under new amendments to the Acquisition of Land Act 1967
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • May 9 2013

The Land, Water and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2013 (Qld) was passed by the Queensland Parliament on 3 May 2013. The aim of the Act is to


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


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


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


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


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


Common Provisions Act: what you need to do to get ready for its imminent commencement
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • September 18 2014

The Mineral and Energy Resources (Common Provisions) Act 2014 (Qld) (CP Act) was passed on 9 September 2014 and is to commence on a date to be fixed


Winds of change: assessment of planning permits for Victorian wind farms goes local
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • March 16 2011

Local councils have regained the power to issue planning permits for wind farms of all scales and greater consideration is to be given to local amenity impacts, under amendments to Victorian planning schemes which came into effect yesterday